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High Rates of Violence Suffered by Unstably Housed Women in San Francisco

New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city’s homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence.
14-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UCSF Commentary: Tweet Your Way to Better Health

Twitter and other social media should be better utilized to convey public health messages, especially to young adults, according to a new analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.
10-Jul-2014 6:00 PM EDT

New Compound Treats Both Blindness and Diabetes in Animal Studies

In a new study led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness...
8-Jul-2014 2:50 PM EDT

UCSF Policy Brief: Young Adults’ Privacy Potentially Jeopardized by Insurance Plans

Violations of privacy are increasing as more adolescents and young adults gain coverage on their parents’ health insurance plans, according to a new health policy report from UC San Francisco.
10-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Catheter Ablation a First-Line Treatment for Atrial Flutter

Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits – both inpatient and emergency – and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, according to research by UC San Francisco.
25-Jun-2014 7:00 PM EDT

First Pediatric Autism Study Conducted Entirely Online

UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.
30-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

In Human Evolution, Changes in Skin’s Barrier Set Northern Europeans Apart

The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers in a new study published online...
30-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Families with an Autistic Child Are a Third Less Likely to Have More Kids

Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher.
16-Jun-2014 5:55 PM EDT

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