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2014-04-07 11:03:54

Chemists in The College of Arts and Sciences have, for the first time, created enzyme-like activity using peptides that are only seven amino acids long. Their breakthrough, which is the subject of a recent article in Nature Chemistry magazine (Macmillan Publishers, 2014), may revolutionize the study of modern-day enzymes, whose chains of amino acids usually number in the hundreds, and of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, which are usually characterized by small clumps of...

2014-03-31 23:27:54

Dr. Lium is a 16-year veteran with an extensive background in the academic, technology and medical sectors New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Erik Lium, PhD, a 16-year veteran with an extensive background in the academic, technology and medical sectors, has been named Vice President and Executive Director of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, which facilitates the real-world application and commercialization of Mount Sinai discoveries and the development of research partnerships with...

2014-03-29 23:01:07

Michael Johns III, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Director, Emory Voice Center, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, presented on The Aging Voice and Reinnervation Surgery for Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis. William R. Ryan, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, presented on Tips and Pearls for Total Laryngectomy. Glendale, CA...

2014-03-19 23:21:17

Claire M. Brett, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, presented on Care of the Formerly Premature Pediatric Patient. Linda J. Mason, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Director of Pediatric Anesthesia, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, presented on Anesthetic Management of the Child with Asthma. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014...

2014-03-10 08:29:58

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alector, LLC announced today a collaborative research agreement facilitated by the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in California. Under the agreement, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will fund research in one of Alector's targets through proof-of-concept disease models and will retain a time-limited option to negotiate a commercial agreement. Arnon Rosenthal, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Alector, said, "As part...

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2014-02-24 05:23:59

Gladstone Institutes Joint Gladstone-UCSF study highlights novel reprogramming method; offers new hope for treating liver failure SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 23, 2014 — The power of regenerative medicine now allows scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble heart cells, pancreas cells and even neurons. However, a method to generate cells that are fully mature—a crucial prerequisite for life-saving therapies—has proven far more difficult. But now,...

Most Women Should Get A Mammogram Every Two Years
2014-02-04 10:38:20

Elizabeth Fernandez - University of California - San Francisco Study led by UCSF breast cancer expert recommends screening guidelines developed by US Preventive Services Task Force Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study...

2014-01-27 14:44:16

A new analysis of animal studies on cholesterol-lowering statins by UC San Francisco researchers found that non-industry studies had results that favored the drugs even more than studies funded by industry. The analysis of 63 animal studies of statins, led by Lisa Bero, PhD, UCSF professor clinical pharmacy, was published online January 21, 2014, in the scientific journal PLoS Biology. In previous studies, Bero determined that drug-company-sponsored clinical trials were associated with...

2014-01-21 10:54:20

UCSF meta-analysis finds women at greater risk of being killed Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a comprehensive review of the scientific literature conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. The meta-analysis, published online Jan. 20, 2013, in Annals of Internal Medicine, pools results from 15 investigations, slightly more than half...

2014-01-18 23:02:25

In response to an article published by VOA News, Gabriel Pediatrics discusses the amount of hard work from doctors in Mali that prevented disease in children. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Gabriel Pediatrics responds to an article published by VOA News on December 18th, which reports that doctors in Mali would go from house to house, instead of waiting for children to come to them, to see if they were showing signs of deadly diseases. According to the VOA News article titled,...


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