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July 01, 2008
Every time I discover a flourishing science website, I am encouraged that the audience and appetite for science and science news are stable and growing...
July 01, 2008
UCSF research fellow Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, has received the 2008 Melvin Grumbach Award for Pediatric Research for his work on measuring the physical properties of acute leukemia cells. Acute leukemia is the most common of all childhood cancers. Lam, who simultaneously completed his clinical fellowship and a bioengineering PhD, uses cutting-edge nanoscience methods to study a life-threatening complication called leukostasis that causes stroke-like symptoms and lung failure in leukemia patients.
July 01, 2008
Behavioral HIV prevention interventions targeting heterosexual African Americans that are proven to work require several key characteristics, according to UCSF researchers. “Peer education, skills training and cultural tailoring were critical factors we found in interventions that reduced HIV risk behaviors and led to lower rates of sexually transmitted infections,” said the study’s lead author, Lynae Darbes, PhD, assistant adjunct professor of medicine at UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and Global Health Sciences.
June 30, 2008
UCSF has a long tradition of top-notch graduate programs in the basic biological sciences and, in recent decades, has built one of the best clinical research programs in the country. With its preeminence in these disciplines, UCSF is poised to be at the forefront of the emerging field of molecular medicine, an interdisciplinary field where the best of basic science is applied to disease-related problems.
June 27, 2008
Anatol Kreitzer might have uncovered a new treatment mechanism for Parkinson's disease...
June 26, 2008
The University of California (UC) libraries have launched a pilot version of a replacement for the current Melvyl Catalog, which contains records for holdings at all 10 UC campuses. UCSF library users are encouraged to test the pilot, called Melvyl@UCSF, and to offer feedback on how well it meets their needs. The UCSF version is available.
June 25, 2008
If you have missed the latest scientific report about structural differences in the brains of gay men and women, you have missed what could be the first salvo in a new public debate on hormones.
June 20, 2008
The campus community is encouraged to participate in AIDS Walk San Francisco, the annual trek through Golden Gate Park on Sunday, July 20. AIDS Walk San Francisco is a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) walkathon that benefits the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, in addition to several other local AIDS service organizations, including the UCSF AIDS Health Project and the Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF.
June 20, 2008
Hypnosis is as effective as standard behavioral counseling in helping smokers quit and stay off cigarettes for one year, according to a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Among smokers who reported a history of depression, hypnosis was significantly more effective than counseling in the study, reports lead author Timothy P. Carmody, PhD, a senior researcher in mental health at SFVAMC and a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.
June 20, 2008
Repairing damaged spinal cords inches closer.