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Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Aging

Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Aging

September 16, 2013

A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging.

UCSF Receives $4.5M to Study Value of Gene Sequencing in Newborns

UCSF Receives $4.5M to Study Value of Gene Sequencing in Newborns

September 4, 2013

UC San Francisco will receive $4.5 million over the next five years for a pilot project to assess whether large-scale gene sequencing aimed at detecting disorders and conditions can and should become a routine part of newborn testing.

Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

August 30, 2013

In the 1980s, Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, was working as a clinical nurse specialist in a pain management center at the University Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

UCSF to Go Completely Smoke-Free on September 3

UCSF to Go Completely Smoke-Free on September 3

August 27, 2013

As a nationally recognized health care institution and health sciences university, UC San Francisco will be the first University of California campus to implement a tobacco-free policy.
Thyroid Cancer Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified, Researchers Say

Thyroid Cancer Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified, Researchers Say

August 26, 2013

A team led by UC San Francisco researchers has called for simplified guidelines on when to biopsy thyroid nodules for cancer, which they say would result in fewer unnecessary biopsies.

Homegrown Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research Returns to UCSF

Homegrown Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research Returns to UCSF

August 20, 2013

Septembeard.org is a clever non-profit, founded by patient Art Wagner, which raises funds for prostate cancer research by asking volunteers to grow beards during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.