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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.
May 02, 2014
Young blood really does rejuvenate the brain, at least in mice, raising hopes that molecules in the blood may be identified that can do the same for humans, according to a new UCSF study.
April 30, 2014
New pharmaceuticals to fight autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, may be identified more effectively by adding genome analysis to standard drug screening, according to a new study by a research team led by UC San Francisco and Harvard researchers.
April 29, 2014
Over the past 18 months, physicians in California have observed on rare occasions what may be a new disease, one in which patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg.
April 29, 2014
New research out of UCSF is the first to demonstrate that highly stressed people who eat a lot of high-fat, high-sugar food are more prone to health risks than low-stress people who eat the same amount.
April 29, 2014
Scientists studying brain diseases may need to look beyond nerve cells and start paying attention to the star-shaped cells known as “astrocytes,” because they play specialized roles in the development and maintenance of nerve circuits and may contribute to a wide range of disorders, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
April 25, 2014
An ancient form of meditation and exercise could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, according to a new study from UC San Francisco.
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.
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.
April 18, 2014
New research from UCSF and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has found that clients participating in a harm-reduction substance use treatment program, the Stonewall Project, decrease their use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, and reduce their sexual risk behavior.

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