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2014-06-09 14:11:57

University of California - San Francisco A double-edged sword, gene variants may promote overall health while increasing risk of gliomas New genomic research led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas. The genetic...

2014-06-05 13:19:17

University of California - San Francisco UCSF genome experts show value of 'next-generation sequencing' in diagnosing infection A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill -- shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection...

2014-06-03 23:05:20

Researchers find that lawmakers rely on flawed racial assumptions to further abortion restrictions. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, released a groundbreaking report on sex-selective abortion laws and policies in the United States today. Legislation...

2014-05-14 08:30:41

SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Labs, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), today announced plans to open Janssen Labs @South San Francisco, a new 30,000-square foot, standalone operation based at 329 Oyster Point Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA. The new location will accommodate up to 50 independent, emerging companies to be co-located with staff from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC. Like the successful flagship Janssen Labs in San Diego,...

2014-05-08 23:07:19

Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and current Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been elected to the Accordia Global Health Foundation Board of Directors. Accordia establishes supports and sustains African-owned health institutions, enabling locally relevant research, high quality training and education programs, and delivering essential healthcare services to millions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014...

2014-05-02 23:01:58

Inaugural StartX Med Day Draws Startups, Investors, Students, Academics, and Industry Experts Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 StartX Med, the division of StartX dedicated to medical and biotechnology entrepreneurs, launched its first ever StartX Med Day on Thursday. The one day event drew close to 150 medical and biotechnology influencers and 45 startups from the San Francisco Bay Area to share business, research, and investment insights. Held at the new StartX headquarters next to...

2014-04-29 20:25:53

ALBANY, N.Y., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University at Albany epidemiologist Michael Bloom and three fellow researchers have released a study on how the "good cholesterol" may play a role within the ovarian follicle in pre-programming an egg for successful pregnancy or failure. The report, published online in the journal Fertility and Sterility, studies variability in the components of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) between follicles within a woman and how this...

Brain Health Registry Launched By UCSF
2014-04-10 04:00:29

Laura Kurtzman, UC San Francisco Brain Health Registry Brings Promise of Faster, Better Clinical Trials, New Treatments A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of volunteers over time. With easy online registration, the Brain Health Registry is designed to create a ready pool of research...

2014-04-09 16:26:03

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, released the following statement on the announcement that the University of California-San Francisco will launch a new online brain research registry: "I commend UCSF for launching this innovative new tool that has the potential to transform the way clinical trials are conducted as we continue...

2014-04-08 13:04:46

Trial identifies breast cancer patients likely to benefit from experimental drug In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer. Additionally, researchers learned that an algorithm used in the adaptive, randomized trial known as I-SPY 2 was highly effective at predicting the success of the treatment regimen in the...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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