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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

Charges for Blood Tests Vary Across California Hospitals

New UC San Francisco research shows significant price differences for ten common blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged as little as $10 for one test while others were charged $10,169 for the identical test.
15-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Bone Drugs May Not Protect Osteoporotic Women From Breast Cancer

Osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may not protect women from breast cancer as had been thought, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF).
7-Aug-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

New research partly led by UC San Francisco-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they...
5-Aug-2014 7:20 PM EDT

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