The number of Americans diagnosed with concussions is growing, most significantly in adolescents, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. They recommend that adolescents be prioritized for ongoing work in concussion education, diagnosis,...
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An international team of researchers has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of current prescription painkillers. Their secret? Starting from scratch — with computational techniques...
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A large international study of metformin, the world’s most commonly used type 2 diabetes drug, reveals genetic differences among patients that may explain why some respond much better to the drug than others.
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Researchers have identified a pair of tarantula toxins that target a previously unknown pain pathway in sensory nerves.
6-Jun-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
UCSF researchers that it is possible to generate healthy new liver cells in the livers of living mice by converting the very cells that drive liver disease, thereby reducing liver damage and improving liver function at the same time.
27-May-2016 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Pregnant women can be protected from malaria, a major cause of prematurity, low birth weight and death in infants in Africa, with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP), an artemisinin combination therapy that is already widely used to treat malaria in...
4-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Homeless people in their fifties have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes who are decades older, according to researchers at UC San Francisco who are following 350 people who are homeless and aged 50 and over, in Oakland.
23-Feb-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression, according to new research from UC San Francisco.
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