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Shoichet co-led research develops safer, potentially less addictive painkiller

Research co-led by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Brian Shoichet, PhD, has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain as effectively as morphine in mice, without triggering dangerous side effects, and also apparently without the addictive properties of current prescription painkillers.

Giacomini co-led study finds gene variant affecting response to leading diabetes drug

Metformin is the most widely used initial medication for controlling blood sugar (glucose) in type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting 350 million people worldwide. The drug helps reduce their risk of complications leading to heart, eye, and kidney disease.

But there are major differences in metformin response and more than a third of patients fail to achieve acceptable blood glucose control from the drug.

White paper demonstrates the value of Comprehensive Medication Management

A growing body of evidence is showing that comprehensive medication management (CMM) can be an important component in reaching the so-called triple aim of health care reform:

Three Ways to Build an Artificial Kidney

IEEE Spectrum

Burchard leads call for diversity in research workforce

The photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. hanging on the wall of the Asthma Collaboratory lab in UC San Francisco’s Rock Hall serves a reminder to all who toil there, purifying DNA samples or analyzing genetic, social or environmental data that their research is also part of a dream of equality and scientific excellence.

Why Are Health Studies So White?

The Atlantic

Tales of African-American History Found in DNA

The New York Times

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