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Three Simple Rules Govern Complex Brain Circuit in Fly

Think the nest of cables under your desk is bad? Try keeping the trillions of connections crisscrossing your brain organized and free of tangles. A new study by UC San Francisco researchers reveals this seemingly intractable job may be simpler than...
22-Jun-2015 7:05 PM EDT

As Smoking Declines, More Are Likely to Quit

Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are “unable or unwilling to quit.” The strategy, embraced by both industry and some public health advocates, is based on the...
19-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence.
22-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Current Monitoring of Pacemakers, Defibrillators May Underestimate Device Problems

The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be underestimating device problems, according to UC San Francisco researchers who propose systematic methods to...
18-Jun-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Tests to Gauge Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer Now Are Feasible

Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have concluded, potentially paving the way...
17-Jun-2015 3:20 PM EDT

UCSF Team Finds Key to Making Neurons From Stem Cells

A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells.
17-Mar-2015 7:05 PM EDT

“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry Role in 1970s Dental Program

A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and ‘70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to...
6-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST

Mood, Anxiety Disorders Common in Tourette Patients, Emerge at a Young Age

A new study of Tourette syndrome led by researchers from UC San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their...
9-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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