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December 17, 2013
A new UCSF-led study of nearly 3,000 individuals links obesity to the development of kidney disease.
December 17, 2013
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is stepping down from her position as chancellor of UCSF at the end of March, to become the chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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.
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 11, 2013
Renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and founding president of the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, Robert Mahley, MD, PhD, has received a Seeding Drug Discovery Award from the Wellcome Trust.
December 11, 2013
The nation’s top scientists will gather at UCSF to discuss the latest in research discovery at a special symposium honoring the 2013 and 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Award recipients on Friday, Dec. 13.
December 10, 2013
The day after the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences winners are announced, the recipients – along with 2013 recipients, UCSF Nobel laureates and other luminaries in the field – will participate in a symposium on the state of research in cancer, genetics, neurobiology and stem cells.
December 09, 2013
Hear 26 teams of physicians, scientists and students present what they learned about moving their ideas from the lab or clinic to the marketplace in the nation’s first course on applying the Lean Launchpad model of entrepreneurship to the bioscience, medical devices and digital health sectors.
December 06, 2013
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have devised a new molecular sensor that can detect MS at its earliest stages, even before the onset of physical signs.

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