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November 27, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Warning" for the San Francisco Bay Area beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28 and through the weekend.
November 27, 2012
Responding to concerns about its animal research program, UCSF leaders are emphasizing that the University “takes very seriously its responsibility to treat animals used in biomedical research humanely.”
November 27, 2012
Very high and very low levels of physical activity can both accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
November 26, 2012
Decreasing the level of a key brain protein led to significantly less drinking and alcohol-seeking behavior in rats and mice that had been trained to drink, according to a study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF.
November 26, 2012
Five UCSF scientists — bioengineers Tejal Desai and Shuvo Roy, MD/PhD candidate Mozziyar Etemadi, microbiologist Joe DeRisi, and physician/surgeon Michael Harrison — trace their path toward five inventions that are changing the face of medicine in a story featured in the new UCSF Magazine.
November 21, 2012
People with the shortest telomeres really do have a date with the Grim Reaper, according to new data coming out of the largest and most diverse genomics, health and longevity project in the nation.
November 20, 2012
The risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease following insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low, whether or not women have been screened beforehand for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to a joint study of nearly 60,000 women by researchers at UCSF and Kaiser Permanente.
November 19, 2012
DNA sequences obtained from a handful of patients with multiple sclerosis at the UCSF Medical Center have revealed the existence of an “immune exchange” that allows the disease-causing cells to move in and out of the brain.
November 19, 2012
Women exposed to trauma may be at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder because of a heightened fear response, according to a new study.
November 16, 2012
A new UCSF study shows the evolution of stricter labeling laws country by country has proceeded in fits and starts, thanks largely to efforts by the tobacco industry to block their spread around the world.

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