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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).
<p>The University of California <u><a href="http://health.universityofcalifornia.edu/innovation-center/" title="UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation">Center for Health Quality and Innovation</a></u> is accepting applications for the UC Health Fellowship.</p>
<p>Triple-negative breast cancer is the most deadly form of the disease. This form of breast cancer has a disproportionate impact on women who are younger, African American or Hispanic, but new discoveries, including a new treatment approach targeting inflammation in cancer, may help women survive the disease.</p>
<p>Bryan Stow is now recovering after being treated for a severe brain injury at the UCSF-affiliated San Francsico General Hospital and Trauma Center, which recently became the first hospital in the country to be certified for a Traumatic Brain Injury Program by the Joint Commission.</p>
<p>John Baxter, a UCSF faculty member for more than 35 years, is being remembered as a pioneer of biotechnology and a leader in taking discoveries from the halls of academia to form companies aimed at developing medical therapies. He died in San Francisco on Oct. 5 following surgery for cancer.</p>
<p>UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will celebrate a major milestone on October 17, with the placement of a 1,600-pound beam atop the sprawling hospital complex to signify the end of the structural steel phase.</p>
<p>Sperm penetrates egg to complete fertilization is a happy ending hard to reach for many couples, but recent research findings — including the discovery of how progesterone attracts sperm to the egg — are engendering new ideas about birth control and infertility.</p>
<p>UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is profiled in the Oct. 11, 2011 edition of the <em>New York Times</em>, which is reprinted here according to a license agreement with the University.</p>
<p>UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is profiled in the Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 edition of The New York Times, in an article titled, “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/science/11profile.html?_r=3">An Innovator Shapes an Empire</a>.” Noting that UCSF is “widely regarded among scientists as one of the nation’s crown jewels of biomedical research, and a birthplace of biotechnology and innovation,” reporter Denise Grady highlights Desmond-Hellmann’s goal of making UCSF “the world’s pre-eminent health sciences innovator.”</p>
<p>Chief Medical Information Officer Michael Blum sees the construction of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay as an opportunity to integrate new media and social media to improve the work flows of care providers and the experiences of patients and their families.</p>
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.
<p>Former UCSF medical resident and stem cell researcher Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, will return to the University to speak about his time at UCSF on October 10 as part of the University's celebration of diversity.</p>
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.
<p><span class="Apple-style-span">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.</span><span class="Apple-style-span"> </span><span class="Apple-style-span"><span> </span></span></p>