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August 15, 2014
It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us – which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold – may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
August 11, 2014
Osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may not protect women from breast cancer as had been thought, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.
August 07, 2014
Brief, acute psychological stress promoted healing in mouse models of three different types of skin irritations, in a study led by UC San Francisco researchers.
August 07, 2014
New research partly led by UCSF-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated.
August 06, 2014
UCSF researchers have identified cells’ unique features within the developing human brain, using the latest technologies for analyzing gene activity in individual cells, and have demonstrated that large-scale cell surveys can be done much more efficiently and cheaply than was previously thought possible.
August 04, 2014
In the first analysis of its kind, UCSF research shows that emergency department closures can have a ripple effect on patient outcomes at nearby hospitals.
August 04, 2014
UCSF is the lead institution on a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study to determine if certain immune system cells and/or a drug can be effective in improving and maintaining the long-term health of kidney transplant recipients.
July 31, 2014
All over the world, men die younger than women and do worse on a host of health indicators, yet policy makers rarely focus on this “men’s health gap” or adopt programs aimed at addressing it, according to an international group of researchers and health charity workers.
July 30, 2014
A UCSF physician who treats birth defects affecting the face has teamed up with a European expert on animal evolution to create rodent teeth that harken back in evolutionary time.
July 30, 2014
The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, and a UCSF research team now has discovered a reason why.

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