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Potential Drug Discovered for Severe Form of Epilepsy

An antihistamine discovered in the 1950s to treat itching may also prevent seizures in an intractable form of childhood epilepsy, according to researchers at UC San Francisco who tested it in zebrafish bred to mimic the disease.

Researchers Find “Grammar” Plays Key Role in Activating Genes

Researchers have probed deep into the cell’s genome to begin learning the “grammar” that helps determine whether or not a gene gets switched on to make the protein it encodes, advancing efforts to use gene and cell-based therapies to treat disease.

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Type 1 Diabetes Drug Proves Effective in Clinical Trial

An experimental drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages has proven strikingly effective over two years in about half of the patients who participated in the phase 2 clinical trial, UCSF and Yale University report.

Simple Two-Drug Combination Proves Effective in Reducing Risk of Stroke

Results of a Phase III clinical trial showed that a simple drug regimen of two anti-clotting drugs lowered the risk of stroke by almost one-third, compared to aspirin alone, when given to patients who had minor or transient stroke symptoms to prevent subsequent attacks.

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Discovery Reshapes Understanding of Embryonic Development

New research conducted at UCSF sheds lights on how fingers and toes are formed in the womb, a finding likely to fundamentally reshape biologists' understanding of how cells communicate to each other during development.