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Expensive Drugs That Cure Hepatitis C Are Worth the Cost, Even at Early Stages of Liver Fibrosis

It is worthwhile to give patients expensive new drugs that can cure their hepatitis C much earlier than some insurers are now willing to pay for them, according to a UC San Francisco study that models the effects of treating the disease early versus...
23-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sensory Illusion Causes Cells to Self-Destruct

Magic tricks work because they take advantage of the brain’s sensory assumptions, tricking audiences into seeing phantoms or overlooking sleights of hand. Now a team of UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that even brainless single-celled...
18-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gunshot Survivors in High-Crime Community Face Elevated Risk of Early Death, Study Shows

One in 20 survivors of gunshot violence in an urban area with high crime died within five years, mainly by homicide, according to the results of a study that tracked patients after they had been discharged from the hospital that treated them.
18-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Working Up a Sweat May Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent.
17-Nov-2015 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Melanoma’s Genetic Trajectories Are Charted in New Study

An international team of scientists led by UC San Francisco researchers has mapped out the genetic trajectories taken by melanoma as it evolves from early skin lesions, known as precursors, to malignant skin cancer, which can be lethal when it...
9-Nov-2015 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Shed Pharmacological Light On Formerly “Dark” Cellular Receptors

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have created a general tool to probe the activity of these orphan receptors, illuminating their roles in behavior and making...
9-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patients with Severe Mental Illness Rarely Tested for Diabetes, Despite High Risk, Study Shows

Although adults with serious psychiatric disorders are at high risk for diabetes, a large study led by UC San Francisco reveals that low-income patients on Medicaid are rarely screened for it.
6-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Look at PrEP Study Points to Efficacy for Transgender Women

In a new look at the groundbreaking iPrEx trial for people at high risk of HIV infection, UCSF researchers have identified strong evidence of efficacy for transgender women when PrEP, a two-drug antiretroviral used to prevent HIV, is used...
6-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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