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Electronic Records Help Link Genes to Age-Related Hearing Loss

A study of patient electronic medical records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California, identified two genetic variations linked to the hearing...
20-Oct-2016 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Links Risk of Psychiatric Disease to Reduced Synapse Numbers

New research led by UC San Francisco scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate.
17-Oct-2016 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Human Neurons Continue to Migrate After Birth, Research Finds

Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a previously unknown mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain’s frontal cortex during the first few months after birth, revealing a stage of brain development that had previously gone...
5-Oct-2016 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newborn Gut Microbiome Predicts Later Allergy and Asthma, Study Finds

The microbes living in a baby’s gut during its first month of life may directly impact the developing immune system, leading to a higher risk of allergies and asthma later in childhood. The findings highlight the importance of developing early...
8-Sep-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Calorie-Burning ‘Good’ Fat Can Be Protected, Says Study

Preventing cells of beige fat — a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and diabetes — from digesting their own mitochondria traps them in a beneficial, energy-burning state. In mice, this successfully protected against...
22-Aug-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussion Rates Rising Significantly in Adolescents

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,...
17-Aug-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Safer Opioid Painkiller From Scratch

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...
12-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Variant Explains Differences in Diabetes Drug Response


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.
16-Aug-2016 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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