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E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

Apr 21, 2018
Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine.

Football Scuffles, Auto Injuries May Raise Risk for Parkinson’s

Apr 19, 2018
A rear-ender in which the driver’s head slams against the steering wheel or a helmet-to-helmet tussle with an opponent on the football field may increase one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease if concussion results.

Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 19, 2018
He is among the 213 new members elected to the 2018 class, spanning a wide range of disciplines and professions.

UCSF Convenes Groundbreaking Commission to Define Path Towards Malaria Eradication

Apr 19, 2018
A newly launched Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication will convene experts from around the world to develop the first-ever roadmap to eradicate malaria.

Kathy Giacomini Named 2018 Volwiler Research Award Recipient

Apr 18, 2018
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, has been named the 2018 Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

Apr 18, 2018
New study could make it much easier for physicians to use the genetic profile of a patient’s tumor to pick the chemotherapy treatment with the fewest side effects and best chance of success.

Working Parents, Take a Deep Breath: Preschool, Daycare Do Not Raise Asthma Risk

Apr 18, 2018
Early child care does not boost children’s risk for developing asthma.

UCSF Researcher Identifies Risk Genes for ALS

Apr 18, 2018
The largest analysis to date of genetic data in ALS has identified two previously unrecognized genetic risks that are significantly associated with the disease.

David Graham Shares Life Lessons from Dentistry in 2018 UCSF Last Lecture

Apr 16, 2018
Healing tooth decay can inspire life lessons and serve as a reminder of the darker elements of human nature, said David Graham, DDS, in the 2018 UCSF Last Lecture.

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