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January 07, 2014
Researchers have developed a new way to study bone disorders and bone growth, using stem cells from patients afflicted with a rare, genetic bone disease.
January 07, 2014
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered how the interplay between two proteins in the brain fuels the degradation and death of the class of brain cells, or neurons, that leads to Parkinson’s.
January 02, 2014
In a finding that directly contradicts the standard biological model of animal cell communication, UCSF scientists have discovered that typical cells in animals have the ability to transmit and receive biological signals by making physical contact with each other, even at long distance.
December 20, 2013
UCSF has launched a new specialty in Clinical Informatics, addressing the growing need to harness the power of massive quantities of patient data in the era of precision medicine and health care reform.
December 18, 2013
Research led by scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes has identified the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the immune system’s CD4 T cells as an HIV infection leads to AIDS. Further, they have identified an existing anti-inflammatory drug that in laboratory tests blocks the death of these cells.
December 18, 2013
A new study provides further proof that regular use of the the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada can reduce one’s risk for contracting HIV – without increasing sexual risk behavior.
December 17, 2013
A team led by scientists from UCSF has discovered that recurrent gliomas may have genetic profiles that are markedly different from those of the initial tumors that spawned them.
December 17, 2013
A new UCSF-led study of nearly 3,000 individuals links obesity to the development of kidney disease.
December 16, 2013
Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
December 16, 2013
Children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog in the household, and now researchers have discovered a reason why.

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