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Chemicals in Environment Deserve Study for Possible Role in Fat Gain, Says Byers Award Recipient

December 15, 2010 Weight gain and environmental pollutants might be linked, an award-winning worm researcher suggests.

UCSF "fountain of youth" pill could restore aging immune system

December 13, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.

UCSF Appoints First-ever Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Outreach

December 02, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann named campus leader Renee Navarro, past director of academic diversity, as the University’s first vice chancellor of diversity and outreach.

UCSF School of Pharmacy Appoints Ortiz de Montellano as Associate Dean of Research

November 10, 2010 Paul Ortiz de Montellano has been appointed associate dean of research in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, a key advisor to the dean on campus, national and international science opportunities issues and trends.

Arthritis drugs could help prevent memory loss after surgery

November 01, 2010 Anti-inflammatory drugs currently used to treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may also help prevent cognitive decline after surgery, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF and colleagues at Imperial College London.

Gallo Center researchers find potential new drug target for alcohol addiction

November 01, 2010 Rapamycin, an FDA-approved drug prescribed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, has been shown for the first time to decrease excessive alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and alcohol-seeking behavior in rodents.

UCSF Stem-Cell Based Neurological, Liver Therapy Strategies Advanced

October 22, 2010 UCSF scientists have received two grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to refine their human embryonic stem cell-based strategies for treating neurological diseases and liver failure.

Archives editorial highlights pharmacist's role in chronic care

October 18, 2010 An invited commentary in the Oct. 11 Archives of Internal Medicine, titled "A Prescription for Improved Chronic Disease Management,” highlights the current and potential role of pharmacists in preventing and treating chronic diseases.

UCSF to showcase advances in diabetes research and care

September 23, 2010 The UCSF Diabetes Center will celebrate a decade of advancing research and patient care in diabetes with a scientific symposium featuring the nation’s leaders in the field.

High-dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine

September 21, 2010 An inexpensive, hundred-year-old therapy for pain – aspirin – is effective in high doses for the treatment of severe headache and migraine caused by drug withdrawal, according to a new study by researchers with the UCSF Headache Center.

UCSF Receives $15 Million to Advance Personalized Medicine

September 07, 2010 UCSF scientists will receive two grants totaling $15.1 million over the next five years to expand their research into how genes affect an individual’s response to medication and to strengthen a global network of researchers involved in these efforts.

Anti-Parasite Drugs for Neglected Chagas Disease Are in the Works

July 21, 2010 Larissa Podust, PhD, is working on a new drug for Chagas disease, a neglected scourge.

UCSF links with CalPERS, Blue Shield on pharmacy program

July 15, 2010 A diabetes-care program designed by clinical pharmacy faculty in the UCSF School of Pharmacy Center for Self-Care has just launched in Northern California as a service for members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) with Blue Shield health coverage.

Antibiotic Use Boosts Risk of Infection with Clostridium Bacteria

July 02, 2010 Antibiotic-resistant Staph infection is not the only emerging bacterial threat. Now a different bug -- Clostridium difficile -- is gaining strength.

McKerrow's Parasitic Disease Research Garners Mendel Medal

June 16, 2010 James McKerrow, leader of the Sandler Center for Drug Discovery at UCSF, was honored with the 2009 Mendel Medal for his work identifying the vulnerabilities of disease-causing parasites and for devising new strategies to fight them.

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