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Students Get Look Inside UCSF

Undergraduate students from as far away as Fresno came to UCSF recently for an inside look at one of the nation’s best graduate schools.

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UCSF Celebrates Commencement 2010

Graduation season is in full swing at UCSF with commencement ceremonies that continue next month for the schools of dentistry and nursing.

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Chilean Leader Visits UCSF Mission Bay

Michelle Bachelet, the first woman president of Chile, visited UCSF recently where she met Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the first woman chancellor of UCSF, and toured the Mission Bay campus.

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UCSF symposium seeks insights into HIV and aging

Understanding the processes underlying the diminishing life span of HIV patients, even though they are responding well to anti-retroviral therapy, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on May 18.

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Alcoholics who stay sober have healthier brain reward systems than those who relapse

In a study of alcoholics who entered treatment for drinking, those who stayed sober for at least one year had the same levels of key biochemical indicators of brain health as non-alcoholic controls at the time they entered treatment. In contrast, the study showed, those who relapsed during that year had significantly lower levels of those indicators.

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New global health initiative will help bridge gap between knowledge, action

UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.

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Space station experiment will probe failure of immune system in space

In April 2010, personnel aboard the International Space Station plan to carry out an experiment designed by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher that will investigate why the immune system’s T cells stop working in the absence of gravity. The experiment has implications for understanding the body’s ability to mount an immune response on earth, as well.

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UCSF Chancellor Opts for Low-Key Investiture

In light of the economic times, the University of California’s two newest chancellors decided to forgo a formal inauguration opting instead for a low-key celebration last week.

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