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March 03, 2010
New UCSF clinical trial tests intermittent high-dosage treatment for HER2-positive breast cancers.
March 01, 2010
A specific region of the hippocampus, a brain structure that is essential to memory, is significantly smaller in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder than in those without the condition, according to a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
March 01, 2010
A panel of experts appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom recently presented an action plan as the approaching “age wave may bring a potential crisis in Alzheimer’s and dementia care” to San Francisco.
February 26, 2010
UCSF researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that explains why patients with tumors of the thymus, or thymoma, often develop autoimmune disorders.
February 26, 2010
John Greenspan, whose dental and oral health research has led to major contributions to HIV research and care, is the recipient of the 2010 American Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award.
February 24, 2010
Cancer researchers studying the immune system have identified a previously unrecognized set of targets and biomarkers to battle solid tumors.
February 24, 2010
A new discovery about cancer and the immune system points to previously unrecognized targets for drug development to battle solid tumors.
February 19, 2010
UCSF nephrologist Flavio Vincenti, MD, is the lead author of a paper in the March 2010 issue of the American Journal of Transplantation that reports results from a Phase III clinical trial for a new drug that selectively blocks immune suppression for kidney transplants. The drug, belatacept, is given to kidney-transplant recipients to prevent the immune system from rejecting the new organ. Vincenti and his co-investigators found that belatacept may be as effective as the commonly used anti-rejection drug cyclosporine, but with fewer side effects and superior kidney function after 12 months.
February 19, 2010
People with symptoms of depression in middle age have a significantly greater risk in old age of being physically disabled or unable to carry out tasks of daily living, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
February 18, 2010
A UCSF team, led by bioethicist Bernard Lo, MD, recommends that the National Institutes of Health ethics guidelines for embryonic stem cell research be modified to better protect the rights of individuals donating egg or sperm to patients undergoing in vitro fertilization.

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