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2012-06-16 01:04:52

A new approach to drug design, pioneered by a group of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Mt. Sinai, New York, promises to help identify future drugs to fight cancer and other diseases that will be more effective and have fewer side effects.

2012-06-15 14:28:39

Soaring numbers of older, sicker prisoners are causing an unprecedented health care challenge for the nation's criminal justice system.

2012-06-07 09:26:11

Standard performance measures used by health care systems and insurance companies to assess how well physicians are controlling their patients’ blood pressure tell an incomplete and potentially misleading story.

Amputee Athletes Push Physical Boundaries With Help From Unique clinic
2012-06-05 14:24:07

UCSF’s Multidisciplinary Training Program Helps Amputees Reach Their Athletic Goals

2012-05-31 11:52:07

After being infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in a laboratory study, rhesus macaques that had more of a certain type of immune cell in their gut than others had much lower levels of the virus in their blood, and for six months after infection were better able to control the virus.

2012-05-24 23:17:22

Chronic pain, by definition, is difficult to manage, but a new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them.

Arthritis Drug Powerful Against Human Dysentery
2012-05-22 07:38:01

Every year, 50 million people throughout the world contract amebiasis through contaminated food or water. With this shocking statistic, it is considered the third leading cause of illness and the fourth leading cause of death due to protozoan infection on a global basis.

2012-05-15 09:29:18

What is the connection, if any, between sudden cardiac death and people with HIV/AIDS?


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.