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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

Brain’s Wiring Connected to Sensory Processing Disorder

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boys and girls with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have altered pathways for brain connectivity when compared to typically developing children, and the difference predicts challenges with auditory...
26-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

For Breast Cancer Patients, Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Documenting that it’s never too late to quit smoking, a large study of breast cancer survivors has found that those who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33 percent lower risk of death as a result of breast cancer than those who continued...
26-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Regular Caffeine Consumption Does Not Result in Extra Heartbeats, Study Shows

Contrary to current clinical belief, regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in rare cases to heart- or stroke-related morbidity and mortality, according to UC San Francisco researchers.
22-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Surge in Use of CTs in Patients with Minor Injuries

Twice as many patients with non-serious injuries, such as fractures or neck strain, are undergoing CT scans in emergency departments at California hospitals, according to a UCSF-led study, which tracked the use of the imaging from 2005 to 2013.
14-Jan-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

E-Cigarettes, As Used, Aren’t Helping Smokers Quit, Study Shows

Electronic cigarettes are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, but a new analysis from UC San Francisco found that adult smokers who use e-cigarettes are actually 28 percent less likely to stop smoking cigarettes.
12-Jan-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Health Tips to Make This Year’s Super Bowl Party Memorable

To make your Super Bowl party a touchdown, here are some health tips from UCSF.
11-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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