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Biases in Animal Studies May Differ From Those In Clinical Trials,...

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...

Animal cells can communicate by reaching out and touching

Signaling through direct contact not restricted to neurons, as previously thought In a finding that directly contradicts the standard biological model of animal cell communication,...

Scientists Pinpoint Cell Type, Brain Region Affected by Autism Gene Mutations

A team led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists has identified the disruption of a single type of cell – in a particular brain...

Drug Strategy Blocks a Leading Driver of Cancer

The protein in cells that most often drives the development of cancers has eluded scientists’ efforts to block it for three decades – until...

Fighting Obesity: New Hopes From Brown Fat

If you want to lose weight, then you actually want more fat, not less. But you need the right kind: brown fat. This special...

The Fabric of Disease

If biology is destiny, then the slightest change in a gene’s DNA can become an agent of destiny. About 99.9 percent of the DNA “letters,”...

UCSF First U.S. Medical School to Offer Credit For Wikipedia Articles

UC San Francisco soon will be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on...

Starting yoga and healthy diet will make your cells ‘younger’

A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres,...

New tool helps detect delirium in hospital patients

UC San Francisco researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient’s risk of delirium, a change in mental...

‘Out of Sync’ Kids: Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet the condition receives far...

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