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For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

April 18, 2017

Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

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Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally Ill

April 17, 2017

Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In an examination of California Medicaid ...
Dean Sheppard, Charles Craik Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dean Sheppard, Charles Craik Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 12, 2017

UC San Francisco biochemist Charles Craik, PhD, and pulmonologist Dean Sheppard, MD, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

April 10, 2017

A new study led by UC San Francisco has found that radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced – and more consistently administered – for common CT scans.

Parental Smoking Linked to Genetic Changes Found in Childhood Cancer

Parental Smoking Linked to Genetic Changes Found in Childhood Cancer

April 3, 2017

Smoking by either parent helps promote genetic deletions in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, according to research headed by UC San Francisco.

Deworming Pill May Be Effective in Treating Liver Cancer

Deworming Pill May Be Effective in Treating Liver Cancer

March 29, 2017

UCSF researchers Bin Chen, PhD, and Atul Butte, MD, PhD, recently published a paper in Gastroenterology about using data-mining computational tools to identify a treatment for Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the second leading cause of cancer deaths around the world.