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New Web Resource Helps Doctors Assess Life Expectancy of Older Patients

January 11, 2012 A team led by researchers from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF has completed the first systematic review of prognostic indices used to calculate a patient’s life expectancy, and created a website that puts these indices in one central location.

UCSF Biochemist Wins Prestigious Prize

December 22, 2011 Peter Walter, PhD, a professor in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco has been awarded the 2012 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his “outstanding research achievements in the field of cell biology.”

UCSF to Receive Tobacco Papers, Funding to Improve Public Access to the Documents

December 13, 2011 The U.S. Department of Justice filed a proposed consent order today with a federal district court that tobacco companies provide $6.25 million to improve free public access to tobacco documents via the Internet. The court will provide this money to the UCSF Legacy Library for this purpose.

Doctors Should Routinely Discuss Life Expectancy with Elderly Patients, Physicians Recommend

December 07, 2011 Doctors should routinely discuss overall prognosis with their elderly patients who have a life expectancy of less than 10 years, or have reached age 85, according to new recommendations by a team of physicians at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

Kenyon's TED Talk: From Roundworms to Humans, in Pursuit of a Vibrant, Longer Life

November 28, 2011 In 1993, UCSF’ s Cynthia Kenyon, PhD, and colleagues discovered a gene that, when mutated, doubles the lifespan of the miniscule roundworm C. elegans. Today, her lab is investigating drugs in human cells that could extend the healthy, vigorous lifespan of people.

UCSF Automated Pharmacy Wins 2011 Popular Science "Best of What's New" Award

November 16, 2011 UCSF’s new robotic pharmacy has won a 2011 Best of What’s New award for innovation from Popular Science.

UCSF Research Shows How the Bite of a Small Texas Snake Causes Extreme Pain

November 16, 2011 Examining venom from a variety of poisonous snakes, a group of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has discovered why the bite of one small black, yellow and red serpent called the Texas coral snake can be so painful.

UCSF Intern Program Wins Presidential Award for Mentoring Youth in Science

November 15, 2011 President Obama has named the Science and Health Education Partnership High School Internship Program at UCSF as one of the 2011 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced today.

Gladstone Founder Receives American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist Award

November 15, 2011 The American Heart Association will today present Gladstone Institutes Senior Investigator and President Emeritus Robert Mahley, MD, PhD, with the 2011 AHA Distinguished Scientist Award, bestowing yet another honor on one of Gladstone’s founding cardiovascular scientists.

Media Advisory: Young UCSF Patients Rethink Hospital Gowns in Art Therapy Program

November 15, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is holding its 2nd annual Art Day featuring a red carpet fashion show featuring hospital gowns completely redesigned by young hospital patients, some of whom will be on hand to talk with news media about their work.

Scientists Discover Mechanism for Tamoxifen Resistance and How to Defeat It

November 14, 2011 UCSF oncologist Pamela Munster, MD, and her colleagues have discovered the molecular basis for tamoxifen resistance in women with breast cancer and found a potential way to defeat it by administering a second class of drugs.

Media Advisory: UCSF Gathering on Food, Science and Breast Health

November 14, 2011 UCSF’s Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center is holding “Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science,’’ a day for exploring the impact that food and science have on breast health.

UCSF Medical Center CEO to Lead National Board for Medical Colleges

November 09, 2011 Mark R. Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, has been elected by his peers as chair of the board of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). His term will run until November 2012.

Low Level HIV in Bloodstream Not Linked With Inflammation or Death

November 07, 2011 Low level HIV viremia – the presence of HIV in the bloodstream at levels undetectable by standard tests – was not associated with increased blood markers of inflammation or coagulation, or with increased risk of death, in adults taking highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection, in a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

Gladstone Scientists Identify Gene Critical for Cell Responses to Oxygen Deprivation

November 03, 2011 Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have identified a protein that kick–starts the response to low levels of oxygen, suggesting new lines of research relevant to a variety of potentially fatal disorders associated with diminished oxygen supply, including cancer, heart disease, stroke and other neurological conditions that affect millions of people worldwide.