Medicine

Experimental treatment eradicates acute leukemia in mice

Using an existing drug and a new drug developed at UCLA, the researchers wiped out cancer cells in mice with a deadly type of blood cancer, leaving healthy blood cells alone. The treatment might also have applications for other blood diseases.

UCSF, Walgreens open pharmacy

Joint endeavor on UCSF campus aims to improve medication safety and decrease health care costs.

UCSF schools lead the nation in NIH biomedical research funds

Funding reflects quality of research and enables scientists to continue pioneering efforts.
Steve Yannone, Sylvain Costes and Jonathan Tang

Startup wants to know how damaged your DNA is

Berkeley Lab scientist has devised a method of automating the screening process; through his startup, he hopes to make it as commonplace as a cholesterol test.

Immunotherapy: the last hope

Patricia Hollowell
Patricia Hollowell gets a hug from her grandson Cody, 3, at her daughter's home in San Rafael, Calif.
Credit: Cindy Chew

Patricia Hollowell, 80, was diagnosed with melanoma in April 2012.

She had three surgeries in quick succession in her hometown of Grand Junction, Colo., that removed the tumors from her head but didn’t prevent them from coming back and spreading quickly to her neck and lymph nodes.

The ultimate betrayal

Robert Bruce and Adil Daud
Robert Bruce meets with Adil Daud, MD, at UCSF Medical Center to discuss the progress of his immunotherapy treatments as part of Daud's clinical trial of the PD-1 antibody.
Credit: Cindy Chew

When Robert Bruce, of El Dorado, Calif., was diagnosed in March 2011 with stage-4 melanoma, he already had tumors on his head, lungs, ribs and lymph nodes.

human T cell

Killing cancer through the immune system

What if the body could heal itself of even the most aggressive and deadly tumors? In the span of a few years, the idea has gone from New Age notion to medical reality.
mature man

Testosterone therapy linked to heart attacks in mature men

For men under 65, 'low-T' may pose less of a problem than the popular treatment. Men over 65 appear to be at greater risk, too.

Researchers open door to new HIV therapy

Researchers ID new target for possible anti-AIDS drugs that would complement current cocktail of drugs used to keep HIV in check.
mother and baby

How much does it cost to have a baby in a hospital?

Expect to spend a pretty penny on that bundle of joy.

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