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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

Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers to High Triclosan Levels

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers...
19-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

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It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward...
15-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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