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Leaders Highlight Impact of Sequestration on Scientific Research and Public Health

Leaders Highlight Impact of Sequestration on Scientific Research and Public Health

March 8, 2013

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Friday that the federal government’s budget cuts through sequestration hurt the health and wellbeing of Americans.

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

March 4, 2013

UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of cells – a discovery that could have important potential for regenerative medicine.

UCSF Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Fund New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer

UCSF Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Fund New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer

February 25, 2013

Researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have received a $1.75 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to support the discovery of innovative treatments for childhood cancer.
 

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New Marketing Campaign Reinforces UCSF's Strengths in Pioneering Care

February 21, 2013

In the coming months, residents throughout Northern California will hear why UCSF Medical Center is the place to come for the latest, most effective health care.
 

California's Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings

California's Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings

February 13, 2013

Over a span of nearly 20 years, California’s tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco (UCSF).

Stem Cell Survival Strategy Is Key to Blood and Immune System Health

Stem Cell Survival Strategy Is Key to Blood and Immune System Health

February 12, 2013

Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered.

Study: Tea Party Organizations Have Ties To Tobacco Industry Dating Back To 1980s

Study: Tea Party Organizations Have Ties To Tobacco Industry Dating Back To 1980s

February 8, 2013

Rather than being a purely grassroots movement that arose spontaneously in 2009, the Tea Party developed in part as a result of tobacco industry efforts to oppose smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes beginning in the 1980s, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 

The Ethics Evangelist

The Ethics Evangelist

February 6, 2013

As a young pediatric nurse in a Minnesota hospital in the early 1970s, Barbara Koenig became acquainted with the constellation of new technologies designed to save children’s lives.

Mammogram Every Two Years Has Same Benefit As Yearly Mammogram for Older Women

Mammogram Every Two Years Has Same Benefit As Yearly Mammogram for Older Women

February 5, 2013

Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.

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UCSF to Present Latest on Tobacco Research and Education

February 4, 2013

The UCSF Center for Tobacco Control, Research and Education will host “It’s About A Billion Lives,” on Friday, Feb. 8. The annual event, which is open to the public, celebrates tobacco research and education efforts at the University.