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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


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

Gene Linking Sleep and Seasonal Affective Disorder Found

A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression, according to new research from UC San Francisco.
18-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Signature Could Lead to a New Way of Diagnosing Lyme

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene “signature” they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria.
10-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Provides Better Kidney Transplant Survival Rates Than Current Standard of Care

For the first time, an immunosuppressive agent has shown better organ survival in kidney transplant recipients than a calcineurin inhibitor, the current standard of care, according to a worldwide study led by UC San Francisco and Emory University...
22-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Structure Governing Emotion Is Passed Down from Mother to Daughter, says UCSF Study

A study of 35 families led by a UC San Francisco psychiatric researcher showed for the first time that the structure of the brain circuitry known as the corticolimbic system is more likely to be passed down from mothers to daughters than from...
21-Jan-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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