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California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam, Finds UCSF Report

California’s position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according to a new report from the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.
21-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Hospital Logs Staggering 2.5 Million Alarms in Just a Month

Following the study of a hospital that logged more than 2.5 million patient monitoring alarms in just one month, researchers at UC San Francisco have, for the first time, comprehensively defined the detailed causes as well as potential solutions for...
20-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Sri Lanka Celebrates Two Years Without Malaria

Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012, according to the Sri Lankan Anti-Malarial Campaign. If it can remain malaria-free for one more year, the country will be eligible to apply to the World Health Organization for...
22-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Researchers Identify Key Factor in Transition from Moderate to Problem Drinking

A team of UC San Francisco researchers has found that a tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders.
17-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Genetic Variant Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer

An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that protects against breast cancer.
17-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Sugared Soda Consumption, Cell Aging Associated in New Study

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging
15-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Precise Control Over Genes Results from Game-Changing Research

The application of a new, precise way to turn genes on and off within cells is likely to lead to a better understanding of diseases and possibly to new therapies, according to UC San Francisco scientists.
13-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Antiretroviral Therapy Benefits HIV-infected Stimulant Users

New clinical research from UC San Francisco shows that 341 HIV-infected men who reported using stimulants such as methamphetamine or cocaine derived life-saving benefits from being on antiretroviral therapy that were comparable to those of...
10-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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