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Two UCSF Faculty Elected to AAAS

April 25, 2014 A renowned molecular biologist and an internationally acclaimed global health leader from UC San Francisco have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Men's and Women's Immune Systems Respond Differently to PTSD

April 26, 2011 Men and women had starkly different immune system responses to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, with men showing no response and women showing a strong response, in two studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Study Finds Link Between Chronic Depression and Accelerated Immune Cell Aging

April 05, 2011 Certain cases of major depression are associated with premature aging of immune cells, which may make people more susceptible to other serious illness, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study.

UCSF Team Discovers New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Survival and Enhance Effectiveness of Treatment

April 04, 2011 A team of researchers at UCSF has discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an “immune profile” – the relative levels of three types of immune cells within a tumor. Knowing a patient’s profile may one day help guide treatment.

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 experts outline new strategy to eliminate malaria

November 04, 2010 UCSF global health experts have outlined a new strategy and action plan to help countries eliminate malaria and bring the world closer to global eradication of the deadly disease.

UCSF leads Lancet series on malaria elimination

October 29, 2010 The Lancet launched a special series on malaria elimination Oct. 29, led by the Global Health Group (GHG), a part of UCSF Global Health Sciences. The series included work by 36 authors worldwide, with guidance and support provided by a GHG-convened global advisory group of malaria experts, known as the Malaria Elimination Group.

NEJM Editorial cites toll of disparity on chronic disease

July 13, 2010 The heavy burden of hunger in the United States helps explain why the poor are at higher risk for obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, according to an editorial in the July 1 New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by two UCSF faculty members.

NEJM paper shows preventative benefit of antibiotic for liver disease

April 07, 2010 An international study published in the March 25 New England Journal of Medicine showed what researchers call a clinical breakthrough in one of the greatest unmet needs for patients with advanced liver disease.

Study integrating family planning and HIV treatment & care funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

February 16, 2010 UCSF has received a $1.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to determine if integrating family planning into HIV treatment and care will increase contraceptive use and decrease unintended pregnancy among HIV-positive women. UCSF will partner with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Ibis Reproductive Health to conduct the research.