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A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs.
More than a hundred colleagues, family and friends gathered Monday to celebrate Peter Walter, PhD, the recipient of the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors in science and medicine.
To diagnose painful kidney stones in hospital emergency rooms, CT scans are no better than less-often-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study conducted at 15 medical centers.
UCSF researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.
The UCSF community is invited to hear Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, deliver his inaugural State of the University address on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Bacteria that normally live in and upon us have genetic blueprints that enable them to make thousands of molecules that act like drugs, and some of these molecules might serve as the basis for new human therapeutics, according to UCSF researchers.
UCSF is working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.
Peter Walter has won the 2014 Lasker Award, popularly known as the "American Nobels." It’s the second major accolade this year alone for the Germany native, whose career didn't always point toward being a research scientist.
Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF, has received the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.