Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a statewide initiative with the University of California to build the infrastructure and assemble the resources necessary to further develop precision medicine.
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UCSF scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation, a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects.
Two UCSF students have each won a $2,500 University of California Global Food Initiative Grant to pursue their inventive projects to help people eat healthier.
For the first time, scientists have isolated beige fat in adult humans that's able to convert energy-storing white fat cells into the energy-burning kind.
Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, the Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research in the UCSF School of Nursing, is one of 19 nurse researchers being inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
UCSF’s Esteban Burchard has been appointed to an expert panel advising the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on how to develop President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
A research team led by UCSF scientists has found the genetic signature of enterovirus D68 in half of the California and Colorado children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis – sudden, unexplained muscle weakness and paralysis – between 2012 and 2014.
A research team at UCSF has won a five-year award of $14.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to investigate whether a personalized approach to breast cancer screening is as safe and effective as annual mammograms.
UCSF Chancellor and Professor Emeritus J. Michael Bishop, MD, Professor Emeritus Harold Varmus, MD, and Chancellor and Professor Emeritus Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, will be highlighted for their pioneering work on cancer in the Ken Burns-produced PBS documentary series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” which airs March 30-April 1, 2015.