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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

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

Tarantula Toxins Offer Key Insights Into Neuroscience of Pain

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

Researchers Convert Cirrhosis-Causing Cells to Healthy Liver Cells in Mice

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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

Artemisinin Combination Therapy Prevents Malaria in Pregnancy

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 Suffer Geriatric Conditions Decades Early, UCSF Study Shows

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

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