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These days, young investigators spend half their time applying for grants to keep their labs afloat. The competition is so fierce that the next generation of academic scientists is at risk and, by extension, so is science itself.
Sean Parker, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, has donated $4.5 million to UCSF to launch a research program on innovative and aggressive approaches against the mosquito that transmits malaria.
Training health care workers to educate young women about intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants dramatically cut the number of unintended pregnancies among young women seeking family planning services.
This year, with the culmination of the yearlong 150th Anniversary celebration, it was all the more reason for 2,000-some UCSF alumni and friends from 34 states and six countries to return to their alma mater for their annual reunion.
Preschoolers with oppositional defiant behavior are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which in adults is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and cancer.
A Georgia law banning later abortions is limiting access to the procedure for women throughout the South, Midwest and parts of the Northeast, even though it has only partially gone into effect, a study by UC San Francisco researchers has concluded.
In the state of Tikray in northern Ethiopia, where poverty and unemployment are rampant, very few have the fortune to go to college. But Getahun Weldeselassie nevertheless banked on education as his best shot at a better life.