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UCSF Automated Pharmacy Wins 2011 Popular Science "Best of What's New" Award

November 16, 2011 UCSF’s new robotic pharmacy has won a 2011 Best of What’s New award for innovation from Popular Science.

Antidepressant Linked to Developmental Brain Abnormalities in Rodents

October 24, 2011 A study by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and UCSF shows that rats given a popularly prescribed antidepressant during development exhibit brain abnormalities and behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorders.

UCSF, UC Merced to Study Effectiveness of Anti-Tobacco Programs

September 07, 2011 Researchers with the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Merced will examine the effectiveness of state and local anti-smoking programs across the United States to ensure that health authorities are able to use their increasingly limited resources to support and defend the most effective approaches.

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Persistent Asthma in Childhood

August 22, 2011 Children with severe asthma are 3.6 times more likely to have been exposed to tobacco smoking before birth – even without later exposure – than children with a mild form of the disease, according to a multicenter study led by researchers at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

New UCSF Robotic Pharmacy Aims to Improve Patient Safety

March 07, 2011 UCSF has opened an automated hospital pharmacy believed to be the nation’s most comprehensive facility using robotic technology and electronics to prepare and track medications with the goal of improving patient safety.

UCSF Collaborates with Zcube to Develop New Ways to Deliver Drugs

February 28, 2011 UCSF and Zcube have entered into a new agreement to license UCSF-developed microtechnology and support early research into new ways to deliver oral medications directly to a targeted site in the body.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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