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New Research Techniques for Preeclampsia Using Stem Cells
08/28/2014
What is the placenta? The placenta is “transient organ,” meaning it’s only a part of us during our life in the womb. Because it provides oxygen and essential nutrients during development, it plays a pivotal role for fetal growth. As Dr. Mana Parast says quite simply, “None of us would be here without it.” Preeclampsia [...]
Economic Growth or the Environment? A False Choice
08/26/2014
The Industrial Revolution ushered in fundamental change. The global economy and prosperity grew exponentially, primarily through the use of vast amounts of fossil fuels. Science, particularly climate science, has shown that our current course of a fossil-based economy is unsustainable but our society is often presented with a dilemma. Should we continue our exponential economic [...]
Eating For Health (and Pleasure): The UCSF Guide to Good Nutrition
08/22/2014
Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling good, having more energy, and sustaining your mental disposition. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you are not alone. UCSF Professor of Medicine Dr. Robert [...]
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