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April 06, 2011
Contrary to popular belief among physicians, frailty in elderly patients is not associated with an increased risk of adverse reactions to medications, according to a study led by Michael Steinman, MD, a geriatrician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
April 05, 2011
A UCSF team led by pharmacogenetics expert Kathleen Giacomini, PhD, has received a $387,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to perform the largest and most comprehensive study to date on the interaction between prescription drugs and the proteins that transport those drugs across the cell membrane.
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.
April 04, 2011
UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres – the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health. The findings also suggest that exercise may prevent this damage.
April 04, 2011
Nobel Prize winner Peter Courtland Agre is scheduled to lecture on “Science Diplomacy in the 21st Century” on Friday, April 8, in the Robert W. Mahley Auditorium at the J. David Gladstone Institutes.
April 04, 2011
Frank McCormick, director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the complexities and challenges of cancer in a video interview with the American Association for Cancer Research. 
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.
March 30, 2011
California is at the forefront of health care reform but success will depend on a partnership between doctors and the state, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.
March 30, 2011
An experimental drug lessens symptoms of a rare form of childhood leukemia and offers significant insight into the cellular development of the disease, according to findings from a new UCSF study.
March 29, 2011
UCSF Medical Center is the best hospital in the San Francisco-Oakland area according to U.S. News & World Report's first-ever best hospitals metro area rankings.

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