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Vol. 7, No. 2
Breaking the cycle of violence.
How a new protocol for treating spinal cord injuries helped Matthew Wetschler surf again.
The only way to stop violent injury is to reframe it as a disease and a crisis of public health, say UCSF experts.
Scientists began searching for ways to edit genomes in the 1960s. It would not prove easy.
UCSF cancer researcher Hani Goodarzi, who is from Iran, writes about the human impact of the Trump Administration’s travel ban.
Ask the Expert
Cynthia Perlis shares her top learnings from 30 years of listening to cancer patients at UCSF.
The real-life ethical quandaries faced in clinics, classrooms, and labs.
Barbara Koenig, PhD, a leader in bioethics, weighs in on the questions raised by medicine’s ever-evolving technological prowess.
UCSF experts share their science-backed strategies for aging well.
Cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, resident alum, is turning the medical establishment on its ear with his vision of a democratized health care system driven by patients and smartphones.
UCSF oncologist Pamela Munster, MD, has advised thousands of women on how to deal with the life-altering diagnosis of breast cancer. But when she got a call saying that her own mammogram showed irregularities, she found herself experiencing a whole new side of the disease. Munster’s book weaves together her personal story with her team’s research on the BRCA gene, which is responsible for breast cancer and many other inherited cancers.
Learn what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and labs from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. These courses for the rest of us delve into everything from the science of sleep to the biological basis of back pain to the latest studies on brain plasticity. Attend in person or watch past lectures online.
Have you ever wondered what’s going on in a musician’s head while they improvise? In this episode, Charles Limb, MD, a UCSF surgeon and neuroscientist, explores the process of creativity by scanning the brains of jazz musicians and rappers as they improvise. Tune in to learn what brain processes allow creative thought and why creativity matters.
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