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Transplant drugs may help wipe out persistent HIV infections

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are...

Visualizing a beautiful mind

How does an autistic child take in information when he sits in a classroom abuzz with social activity? How long does it take someone...

Researchers Explore Dual ‘Personality’ of Cancer Gene

Ordinarily thought of as being neat and logical, science has a messier side—especially when it comes to cancer. Just ask Todd Waldman, MD, PhD, professor of...

Study finds most common, costly reasons for mental health hospitalizations for...

Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, and depression alone accounts for $1.33 billion in...

Video: Scientists ‘herd’ cells in new approach to tissue engineering

Sometimes it only takes a quick jolt of electricity to get a swarm of cells moving in the right direction. Researchers at UC Berkeley found...

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according...

Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder

Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder, but they have had an extremely difficult time identifying the genes that cause...

Study Shows Babies Can Catch Stress from Their Mothers

Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, but they also show corresponding physiological changes, according to a UC San Francisco-led study. “Our research...

Scientists Reprogram Skin Cells into Insulin-Producing Pancreas Cells

A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done —...

UCSF Team Reveals How the Brain Recognizes Speech Sounds

Shaping of Sound by Our Mouths Leaves an Acoustic Trail the Brain Can Follow, Say Researchers UC San Francisco researchers are reporting a detailed account...

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