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June 04, 2013
In the search for clues on the global increase of asthma rates, Joshua Galanter, MD, is turning to the Olancho region of Honduras, an area with high rates of asthma compared to the rest of the world.
June 04, 2013
Cutting-edge research led in part by UCSF's Carolyn Calfee, MD, is opening the door to the possibility of diagnosing and treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome before it becomes life-threatening.
December 07, 2012
As asthma rates continue to rise in the U.S. — proportionally affecting more children than adults — experts at UCSF and across the nation continue to search for the best medicines for pediatric patients.
November 05, 2012
Most young scientists fresh out of graduate school are content to begin a post-doctoral fellowship, working for an established faculty member. But for Christopher Allen, PhD, award-winning research in asthma meant the fast-track onto UCSF’s faculty.
September 13, 2012
Biomedical researchers at UCSF have won five of 51 prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator awards for high-risk, high-reward research, each receiving up to $1.5 million over five years.
October 03, 2011
Asthma patients could clearly benefit from personalized medicine, a new study suggests. However, the new discovery of a key gene, while exciting, does not mean that day is here quite yet.
August 16, 2011
Asthma risk genes, inluding one in African Americans, have been identified in a new analysis of several large genome-wide studies of ethnically diverse populations.
June 20, 2011
UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.
July 14, 2010
UCSF is accepting applications up to August 1 for the kick-off of a new Doctoral Program in Epidemiology and Translational Science this fall.
June 24, 2010
The oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast underscores the importance of implementing effective regulation through a proactive strategy to protect public health, according to UCSF’s Paul Blanc, the author of a re-released book.

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