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2012-04-18 12:37:33

The odds that someone undergoing spinal surgery at a particular hospital will have to be readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days is an important measure of the quality of care patients receive.

New Brain Cancer Vaccine Displays Success In Second Clinical Trial
2012-04-18 06:44:44

On Tuesday, April 17, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) presented results at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting in Miami, Florida that a new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual subjects had been successful in its second clinical trial.

2012-04-11 14:44:45

A new technique for analyzing brain images offers the possibility of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases.

2012-04-11 10:47:27

Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?

2012-03-30 23:00:37

A portion of the grant funding raised at the local Foundation's annual Care and Cure Benefit will support UCSF postdoctoral fellow Jiadong Chen’s clinical training and research to aid in

2012-03-30 07:59:33

Greater lifetime exposure to the stress of traumatic events was linked to higher levels of inflammation in a study of almost 1,000 patients with cardiovascular disease led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

2012-03-29 02:33:17

A hidden and never before recognized layer of information in the genetic code has been uncovered by a team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) thanks to a technique developed at UCSF called ribosome profiling, which enables the measurement of gene activity inside living cells — including the speed with which proteins are made.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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