Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
December 16, 2013
December 16, 2013
Children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog in the household, and now researchers have discovered a reason why.
December 12, 2013
UC San Francisco’s Global Health Group has received a $15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a pioneering effort to help nearly three dozen countries eliminate malaria within their borders.
December 11, 2013
Renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and founding president of the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, Robert Mahley, MD, PhD, has received a Seeding Drug Discovery Award from the Wellcome Trust.
December 10, 2013
The day after the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences winners are announced, the recipients – along with 2013 recipients, UCSF Nobel laureates and other luminaries in the field – will participate in a symposium on the state of research in cancer, genetics, neurobiology and stem cells.
December 05, 2013
UCSF has been awarded a major federal grant to “transform and revolutionize” the treatment of prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer among American men.
December 04, 2013
In a technical tour de force, UCSF scientists have determined, at near-atomic resolution, the structure of a protein that plays a central role in the perception of pain and heat.
December 02, 2013
A commonly used heart monitor may be a simple tool for predicting the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most frequently diagnosed type of irregular heart rhythm, according to researchers at UCSF.
November 25, 2013
In the first study of its kind, UCSF researchers found that youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to be trying to quit, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less.
November 21, 2013
A UCSF investigator has won an eight-year grant from the National Cancer Institute for a major investigation into anal cancer, a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease largely concentrated among people with HIV.