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April 11, 2011
A new strategy for diagnosing kidney disease proved significantly more accurate than the current standard approach, indicating that there are potentially millions of Americans with undiagnosed – and misdiagnosed – kidney disease, according to a large, multi-center study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
April 11, 2011
Solving part of a medical mystery, researchers at UCSF have established a link between molecules found in an inflamed pancreas and the early formation of pancreatic cancer – a discovery that may help scientists identify new ways to detect, monitor and treat this deadly disease.
April 11, 2011
The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) has entered into a collaboration with Deloitte to help the institute in its efforts to convert bioscience innovation into a driver for jobs, companies and improved health in California.
April 11, 2011
Scientists at UCSF have pinpointed a reason older adults have a harder time multitasking than younger adults: they have more difficulty switching between tasks at the level of brain networks.
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
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
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.

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