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UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Celebrates "Topping Out" Construction Milestone

October 17, 2011 UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay celebrated a major milestone today with the placement of a 1,600-pound beam – painted white and decorated with colorful autographs of construction workers, donors and supporters, along with art created by hospitalized children and adults – atop the new hospital complex, signifying the end of the structural steel phase of San Francisco’s first new hospital in decades.

New Clue to Brain Bleeding After Stroke Treatment

October 14, 2011 The only medication currently approved for stroke treatment – tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which dissolves blood clots – is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the brain, particularly among patients with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

40 Million TB Deaths Due to Smoking Over Next 40 years

October 10, 2011 Smoking could cause 18 million more cases of tuberculosis worldwide over the next 40 years and 40 million additional deaths.

UCSF MRI Technology Center Gets $5 Million NIH Grant to Develop Powerful New Imaging System

October 07, 2011 The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has been awarded $5.5 million by the National Institutes of Health to advance new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that may offer doctors the chance to rapidly create scans of tumors and other diseased tissue that are far more detailed than any method now being used.

$6.3 Million Center at UCSF and UC Davis Seeks Ways to Diagnose and Prevent Osteoarthritis

October 06, 2011 How people walk, jump and run and how their knees look in an MRI scanner may hold the secret to predicting years or even decades in advance whether they will develop osteoarthritis, the common degenerative joint disease that strikes half of all Americans by the time they reach the age of 70.

Longer Trips to the ER, Especially for Minorities and Poor

October 05, 2011 Closures of hospital trauma centers are disproportionately affecting poor, uninsured and African American populations, and nearly a fourth of Americans are now forced to travel farther than they once did.  

Pursuit of Health Care Quality Standards May Harm the Elderly

October 04, 2011 Gauging the quality of patient care through measurements currently used by insurers and health care systems may be harming older patients, according to Sei Lee, MD, MAS, a geriatrician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Protein Scientist Receives National Institutes of Health Early Investigator Award

September 30, 2011 James Fraser, PhD, a protein researcher who studies structural biology at the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is one of 10 recipients of a prestigious award for young scientists given for the first time by the National Institutes of Health.

Statement from UCSF Police Department on Overnight Arrest

September 30, 2011 Last night, UCSF police spotted and arrested Ernesto Gonzales, who was wanted in connection with the murder last week of the President of the San Jose Chapter of the Hells Angels in Sparks, Nevada.

Making Progress in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

September 30, 2011 Breast cancer, a woman’s most feared disease, is the second most frequently treated cancer at UCSF. October -- breast cancer awareness month – is an opportune time to take stock of recent progress at UCSF, home to one of the nation’s preeminent cancer centers.

How Normal Cells Become Brain Cancers

September 28, 2011 Brain tumor specimens taken from neurosurgery cases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center has given scientists a new window on the transformation that occurs as healthy brain cells begin to form tumors

"QB3 Startup in a Box" Helps UC Entrepreneurs Launch Companies

September 26, 2011 Biophysicist Adam Abate was the perfect trial candidate for a program called the "QB3 Startup in a Box," which aims at tearing down the obstacles for University of California entrepreneurs and offering guidance and connections ranging from grant-writing to business accounts to legal consultations.

Addiction Scientist Receives Presidential Early Career Award

September 26, 2011 Gallo neuroscientist Linda Wilbrecht, PhD, receives President’s Early Career Award, in recognition of her studies on the effects of drug use and stress on the adolescent brain, aimed at developing strategies to mitigate drug dependence.

Interactive Mobile App from UCSF and QuantiaMD Teaches People How to Manage Diabetes

September 26, 2011 A new interactive mobile phone app called DiabetesIQ challenges people to test their knowledge of diabetes and to compete with one another as they learn about the complexities of the disease.

Media Advisory: Swim Across America to Raise Funds for UCSF Child Cancer Care

September 22, 2011 Olympians and swimming enthusiasts will take part in Swim Across America’s (SAA) sixth annual San Francisco Bay Area Open Water Swim.