A new study led by a UCSF sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough sleep.
Multiple System Atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson’s disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, according to two new research papers led by scientists at UCSF.
A UCSF-led team has developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues, called organoids, more precisely than ever before using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks.
UCSF was recently awarded federal funds to launch a Nutrition and Obesity Research Center – one of only 12 such centers nationwide – to support and facilitate studies on obesity, nutrition, and metabolism at UCSF and across northern California.
UCSF researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system plays an active role in guiding the normal development of mammary glands, the only organs that develop predominantly after birth, beginning at puberty.
Emmanuelle Passegué’s passion for blood is focused on rejuvenation and longer life. This may sound like something out of a vampire story, but her work is rooted in a different kind of mystery: one that could hold the key to how well we age and respond to diseases.
A new study from the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke survivors.
The UCSF Clinical Research Center at Parnassus opened its doors on Aug. 10, providing investigators with 2,500 square feet of new adult outpatient clinical research space.