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Periodic paralysis study reveals gene causing disorder

January 07, 2010 Scientists have identified a gene underlying a disease that causes temporary paralysis of skeletal muscle. The finding, they say, illustrates how investigations of rare genetic diseases can drive insights into more common ones.

UCSF/SFGH project for diabetes patients wins award for innovation, quality

December 17, 2009 A UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital project that used a novel communication tool to improve health outcomes among diabetes patients was honored recently with a quality leadership award from the California Health Care Safety Net Institute.

UCSF notifies patients and other individuals of possible unauthorized access to personal information

December 15, 2009 UCSF has alerted approximately 600 patients/individuals that an external hacker may have obtained temporary access to emails containing their personal information as a result of a phishing scam.

Variable doses of radiation raise safety concerns for CT procedures

December 14, 2009 Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer, according to a new study led by UCSF imaging specialists.

UCSF study finds routine HIV screening in community health centers boosts HIV testing

December 14, 2009 UCSF researchers have that found routinely offering rapid HIV tests to patients in community health centers can significantly increase the number of patients screened for HIV.

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