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8 hrs ago | Circulation

NR2B Phosphorylation at Tyrosine 1472 Contributes to Brain Injury in...

From the Department of Pediatrics , Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program , Medical Scientist Training Program , Department of Neurology , and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center , University of California, San Francisco; and Division of Oncology, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan .

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, World News, Japan,

16 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

Name Droppers: UC researchers publish book on mental disorders

The disorders reviewed in the book include psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, autism, and ADHD; single-gene disorders such as tuberous sclerosis; fragile X syndrome and associated disorders; phenylketonuria and RASopathies; deletion syndromes such as Angelman syndrome; and muscular dystrophies.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, ADHD, Genetics

22 hrs ago | Crofs Blogs

World struggles to stop Ebola

Dan Kelly felt as if he were entering a war zone when he arrived at Connaught Hospital on 19August.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Infectious Diseases, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Circulation

Long-Term Blood Pressure Variability Throughout Young Adulthood and...

From the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL ; Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD ; Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD ; and Department of Psychiatry, University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Science Daily

Anticipating experience-based purchases more enjoyable than material ones

To get the most enjoyment out of our dollar, science tells us to focus our discretionary spending on trips over TVs, on concerts over clothing, since experiences tend to bring more enduring pleasure than do material goods.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Cornell University

Science Daily

Changes in eye can predict changes in brain

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia in people with a genetic risk for the disorder -- even before any changes appear in their behavior -- scientists have found.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, California

Silicon Alley Insider

Just Looking Forward To An Experience Can Make You Happier

You've probably heard by now that research consistently shows people get more happiness from spending their money on experiences than on things.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Cornell University

Medical Daily

Eyes Hold Clues To Changes In The Brain For Rare Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is like Alzheimer's disease but attacks much earlier and accounts for just 10-15 percent of dementia cases.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine

Examiner.com

American Heart Association takes tough position on e-cigarettes

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, says e-cigarettes don't actually help you kick the habit.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, University of Louisville, Education Etc.

Medical News Today

Motivation deficits in schizophrenia driven by difficulty assessing effort

Individuals with schizophrenia often have trouble engaging in daily tasks or setting goals for themselves, and a new study from San Francisco State University suggests the reason might be their difficulty in assessing the amount of effort required to complete tasks.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Health

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WHAS11

Obesity problem answer might be in the bugs in our stomachs

Scientists conducting a series of experiments in Sweden over the past five years have made a discovery that could make a profound contribution to the fight against global obesity.

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Related Topix: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Slate Magazine

Why Become a Medical Examiner?

Judy Melinek is a forensic pathologist and associate professor of clinical pathology at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

RedOrbit

Infections Increase Stroke Risk In Children

Although the risk of stroke is generally thought to increase with age, the disease can occur at any time of life.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology

Sat Aug 23, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns

A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

County 10 News

Governor appoints panel to focus on improving science at UW

Governor Matt Mead appointed a Task Force on Science and Facilities. The panel, composed of accomplished scientists, industry leaders and other professionals, will focus on upgrading the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.

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Related Topix: Matt Mead, US Governors, Wyoming, University of Wyoming, University of Washington, Medicine, Surgery

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Reuters

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Women whose screening mammograms produce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer years later, but the reason remains mysterious, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Epidemiology

Rehab Management

Study Links Colds, Minor Infections to Temporary Increase in Pediatric Stroke Risk

According to a recent study, colds and other minor infections may temporarily raise stroke risk in children.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Medicine, Neurology

Business Journal

Ebola finds a new foe in crowd-funded startup

Where National Institutes of Health funding may fall short in combatting the ebola crisis, startup OncoSynergy Inc. hopes the crowd will step in.

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Related Topix: Health, Ovarian Cancer

RedOrbit

Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers To...

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan , a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Nursing

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Pediatric hospital told hold annual picnic at McNears Beach in San Rafael

The University of California, San Francisco, is planning to hold the 19th Annual Chris Mudge UCSF Pediatric Transplant Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 23, in San Rafael.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

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