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April 15, 2012
The key to treating one of the most common types of human leukemia may lie within mutations in a gene called FLT3, according to new research led by physician-scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
April 13, 2012
One of the ultimate ways of understanding what impact any particular gene has in human health or disease is to disrupt it—knocking it down or wiping it out in a worm, fly or mouse and gauging what happens next.
April 13, 2012
A UCSF professor and medical student are working together to develop a mobile application that can rapidly identify pills based on color, shape, and imprint to provide  real-time identification of drugs in the field or emergency room.
April 11, 2012
In November 2011, a National Academy of Sciences committee issued a report calling for the creation of a “Google Maps”-like data network intended to revolutionize medical discovery, diagnosis and treatment. Today, the co-chair of that committee, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is issuing a call-to-arms to patient advocates to help make that idea a reality.
April 11, 2012
UCSF’s Campus Life Retail Services and Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) are proud to welcome back the Farmers’ Market at Mission Bay on Wednesday, April 11.
April 11, 2012
It’s a brave new world online. As the influence of social media widens, the lines between users’ personal and professional lives are blurring. Doctors are no exception. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), violations of online professionalism are prevalent among physicians. The study found that 92 percent of state medical boards in the United States have received reports of violations ranging from inappropriate contact with patients to misrepresentation of credentials.
April 11, 2012
UC President Mark Yudof looks forward to working with UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to repair the damage caused by the incident involving the use of pepper spray on students on Nov. 18, 2011.
April 10, 2012
The new Women’s Specialty Hospital at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will offer abundant opportunities to build on the collegiality UCSF already fosters between patient and provider.
April 10, 2012
The Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium presents an opportunity to meet, network with, and hear from the many local groups, organizations, and individuals engaged in fightiing the disease. Advanced registration is required.
April 10, 2012
Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart’s electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease?

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