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UCSF Medical Center Again Named One of Nation's Top Hospitals

UCSF Medical Center Again Named One of Nation's Top Hospitals

July 16, 2013

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's premier hospitals for the 12th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2013-14 America's Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
 

UCSF Hosts a Day for Caregivers of Patients with Brain Disorders

UCSF Hosts a Day for Caregivers of Patients with Brain Disorders

July 12, 2013

On May 4, 2013 over 100 caregivers attended a free workshop at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus focused on coping with the unique challenges of caring for adults with brain disease. 

Intestinal Bacteria May Fuel Inflammation and Worsen HIV Disease

Intestinal Bacteria May Fuel Inflammation and Worsen HIV Disease

July 10, 2013

Changes in intestinal bacteria may help explain why successfully treated HIV patients nonetheless experience life-shortening chronic diseases earlier than those who are uninfected, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco.

Major UCSF Research Awards Focus on Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

Major UCSF Research Awards Focus on Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

June 27, 2013

Research that could revolutionize CT (computed tomography) scans – allowing better informed clinical decision-making and reducing the likelihood that patients undergo multiple scans – has been named the top winner of the Spring 2013 Catalyst Awards, a major awards program at UC San Francisco.

Researchers Extol Virtues of Team Science in Quest for HIV Cure

Researchers Extol Virtues of Team Science in Quest for HIV Cure

June 25, 2013

In a lecture that represents one of the top recognitions that researchers can receive from their peers, two veteran UCSF doctors who have been battling the AIDS epidemic for decades retraced past efforts and described their ongoing quest for a cure for HIV.

Aspirin May Fight Cancer by Slowing DNA Damage

Aspirin May Fight Cancer by Slowing DNA Damage

June 18, 2013

Aspirin is known to lower risk for some cancers, and a new study led by a UC San Francisco scientist points to a possible explanation, with the discovery that aspirin slows the accumulation of DNA mutations in abnormal cells in at least one pre-cancerous condition.