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September 11, 2014
Bacteria that normally live in and upon us have genetic blueprints that enable them to make thousands of molecules that act like drugs, and some of these molecules might serve as the basis for new human therapeutics, according to UCSF researchers.
July 29, 2014
To make follow-up care more accessible, UC San Francisco and Walgreens are collaborating to launch the first program in the country that provides blood pressure testing at no charge to living kidney donors.
May 05, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has selected UCSF as the site of a new regulatory science center on the West Coast. The center aims to spur innovative approaches in drug development that will support the FDA’s ability to evaluate and approve safe and effective new medications.
April 21, 2014
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.
February 25, 2014
UCSF and Walgreens have opened a unique Walgreens store that aims to improve medication safety, decrease health care costs and help patients use medicines more effectively.
January 24, 2014
A new analysis of animal studies on cholesterol-lowering statins by UC San Francisco researchers found that non-industry studies had results that favored the drugs even more than studies funded by industry.
November 20, 2013
The protein in cells that most often drives the development of cancers has eluded scientists’ efforts to block it for three decades — until now.
July 18, 2013
UCSF researchers have found a way to knock down cancers caused by a tumor-driving protein called “myc,” paving the way for patients with myc-driven cancers to enroll in clinical trials for experimental treatments.
June 18, 2013
Aspirin is known to lower risk for some cancers, and a new UCSF-led study points to a possible explanation, with the discovery that aspirin slows the accumulation of DNA mutations in abnormal cells in at least one pre-cancerous condition.
April 29, 2013
Some of the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications are associated with increased risk of bleeding, transfusion, hospital readmission and death when taken around the time of surgery, according to an analysis co-led by UCSF.

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