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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,...

2014-01-15 16:24:03

UC San Francisco Becomes TEDMED's First Medical Research Institution Partner WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, announced today it will hold its annual gathering across up to 7 stages simultaneously via digitally linked, permanent host cities around the world....

2014-01-15 14:14:04

These cells may sometimes revert to a non-functional state, but other pancreatic cells may someday step in to replace them Two new studies led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists shed new light on the nature of beta cells, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that are compromised in diabetes. The first suggests that some cases of diabetes may be caused when beta cells are deprived of oxygen, prompting them to revert to a less mature state that renders them incapable of...

2014-01-09 12:27:03

MADISON, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the nation's leading university focused exclusively on health, have formed a collaboration to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into advanced diagnostics in the field of precision medicine, for improved patient care, treatment and outcomes. Initial clinical...

2014-01-08 17:39:58

UCSF-led study sheds light on muscle-to-bone transformation Researchers have developed a new way to study bone disorders and bone growth, using stem cells from patients afflicted with a rare, genetic bone disease. The approach, based on Nobel-Prize winning techniques, could illuminate the illness, in which muscles and tendons progressively turn into bone, and addresses the similar destructive process that afflicts a growing number of veterans who have suffered blast injuries — including...

2014-01-06 08:27:59

Patients also saw improved cholesterol levels OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes who used an online patient portal to refill medications increased their medication adherence and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study in the journal Medical Care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) Online patient portals allow users to perform tasks such as scheduling appointments, accessing their health records,...


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