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UCSF Funded to Provide PrEP Consultations for Clinicians

The UCSF Clinician Consultation Center at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide a PrEPline, a telephone consultation service that gives expert guidance to...
29-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests

A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs.
24-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties

UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.
15-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Our Microbes Are a Rich Source of Drugs, UCSF Researchers Discover

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Bacteria that normally live in and upon us have genetic blueprints that enable them to make thousands of molecules that act like drugs, and some of these molecules might serve as the basis for new human therapeutics, according to UC San Francisco...
5-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

UCSF, Google Earth Engine Making Maps to Predict Malaria

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine.
4-Sep-2014 1:50 PM EDT

Malaria’s Clinical Symptoms Fade on Repeat Infections Due to Loss of Immune Cells

Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this might be due at least in part to a depletion of...
26-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Common Infections Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study found that the risk of stroke was increased only within a three-day period between a child’s visit to the doctor for signs of...
18-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

SCID Previously Underdiagnosed in Infants with Fatal Infections

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn...
15-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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