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Desmond-Hellmann Steps Down as UCSF Chancellor Today

March 31, 2014 | 3:27 pm

Desmond-Hellmann Steps Down as UCSF Chancellor Today

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She is leaving her post of five years to become CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Big Bay Area Hospital Strikes: Who Will Be Affected and Why

May 17, 2013 | 11:23 am

Big Bay Area Hospital Strikes: Who Will Be Affected and Why

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It’s not a great time to get sick in the Bay Area. Workers are planning a strike at University of California San Francisco and the four other UC medical centers up and down the state Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22. Meanwhile, nurses in the East Bay are staging a separate strike at Sutter […]

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At UC San Francisco, ‘Pure’ Research Competes With Lure of Biotech Startups

April 30, 2013 | 6:30 am

At UC San Francisco, ‘Pure’ Research Competes With Lure of Biotech Startups

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Matthew Spindler came to UC San Francisco as a doctoral student because he wanted to be a scientist. His plan was to follow a standard academic track: research, publish, teach—and pray for tenure. But after a few classes run by the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF, he has a new goal: launch a biotech startup with […]

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January 7, 2013 | 3:28 pm

Video: UCSF Professor Sings His Neurology Lessons

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It’s not exactly Gagnam Style, but if you want to learn about meningioma or foamy macrophages, Arie Perry may have a musical solution for you. The University of California, San Francisco pathology professor composes and performs his own original songs for his students. From the UCSF press release: While mastering an extensive command of gross […]

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November 26, 2012 | 8:24 am

A.M. Splash: High Court May Take Up Gay Marriage; Report: UCSF Animals Suffer; SF Hospital Asks $1.2 Million from Dodgers in Beating

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U.S. Supreme Court poised to take up gay marriage (SJ Mercury News) When the U.S. Supreme Court convenes behind closed doors Friday, the justices will weigh whether to jump headlong into the historic same-sex marriage debate — or merely dip their toes in the roiling legal waters. The high court could decide whether to rule […]

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How Can We Listen to Just One Voice at a Crowded Party?

April 19, 2012 | 1:46 pm

How Can We Listen to Just One Voice at a Crowded Party?

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It’s called the cocktail party effect, and it’s a unique ability that’s been a scientific mystery: You’re in a noisy room filled with voices. Yet you’re able to shut out almost all of them, focusing only on the one person you’re listening to. To study this capability, UCSF neurosurgeon Edward Chang and his team took […]

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Asthmatic Kids at Risk in the Central Valley

November 1, 2011 | 5:00 am

Asthmatic Kids at Risk in the Central Valley

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Today, KQED’s Sasha Khokha outlines how the lack of effective air monitoring policy in the San Joaquin Valley could be harming the people who live there. As she reports, a recent study from UCSF finds a direct link between air pollution and asthma-related ER visits. The study found what researchers call a “linear association” between certain components of air pollution and asthma ER visits. In other words, as air pollution goes up, the likelihood of an asthmatic child heading to the ER goes up, too.

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Should You Schedule a Mammogram Every Year? UCSF Study Says Not For Low-Risk Women

October 19, 2011 | 2:47 pm

Should You Schedule a Mammogram Every Year? UCSF Study Says Not For Low-Risk Women

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when everything from pink sweatbands on NFL players to pink tops on yogurt cartons reminds us that about 288,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone. For women, it’s also a reminder to schedule a mammogram if you haven’t had one […]

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June 10, 2011 | 9:31 am

Video: Doctors, Volunteers Shave Their Heads For Children’s Cancer Research at Kezar Pub

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Doctors and volunteers shaved their heads to raise money for children’s cancer research Wednesday night at Kezar Pub in San Francisco. Dr. Kate Matthay is chief of the pediatric oncology unit at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Matthay, featured in the video, was the only woman volunteer. She said a young patient and the child’s mother—both […]

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February 28, 2011 | 9:39 am

The Social Network, Bird Style

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Best media release (we’ve seen) today comes from UC-San Francisco: “Tweeting Teenage Songbirds Reveal Impact of Social Cues on Learning.” No, this has nothing to do with Twitter (which is in the news today because of the intoxicating impact of social media on venture capital). It has everything to do with the role of social […]

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