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
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 12, 2013
UC San Francisco’s Global Health Group has received a $15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a pioneering effort to help nearly three dozen countries eliminate malaria within their borders.
December 03, 2013
Over more than two decades in Africa, UCSF researchers have approached their scientific work with a dual aim: treat disease while helping to sustainably build up the local health care system.
November 25, 2013
After heading the Obama administration’s global effort on AIDS, Eric Goosby is returning to his roots at UCSF to apply his experiences to improving public health programs.
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.
May 03, 2013
The tick-borne Lone Star virus has been conclusively identified as part of a family of other tick-borne viruses called bunyaviruses, which often cause fever, respiratory problems and bleeding, according to new research led by scientists at UC San Francisco (UCSF).
January 10, 2013
Two UCSF teams have received a total of $16 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study new ways to significantly reduce childhood mortality and disease in developing nations.
November 15, 2012
Access to vaccines is a basic human right, said UCSF leader Jaime Sepulveda at TEDxSF: 7 Billion Well, an event sponsored by TEDx San Francisco with support from UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS).
November 09, 2012
Seven global health experts from UCSF will speak this Saturday at TEDxSF, which is focused on the theme "7 Billion Well: Re-imagining Global Health."