The Bay Area Accountable Care Network, which was established last year by UCSF Health and John Muir Health, has changed its name to Canopy Health and brought on new hospitals and physicians groups as it builds its network throughout the Bay Area.
UCSF's Adam Boxer has been selected to receive $1 million in funding from the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative awards, which were created to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by UC scientists.
One minute of exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) from marijuana diminishes blood vessel function to the same extent as tobacco, but the harmful cardiovascular effects last three times longer, according to a new study in rats led by UC San Francisco researchers.
With two projects already underway to find new therapies for children with difficult-to-treat cancer and to help doctors diagnose hospitalized patients with acute infections, the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) is announcing a new round of funding open to a wider range of applicants.
A serious childhood cancer takes advantage of a quality control mechanism that usually protects cells from stress-induced damage to propel tumor growth, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and the University of Pittsburgh.
Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III – two features that are associated with heart disease in adulthood.
Zika virus can infect numerous cell types in the human placenta and amniotic sac, according to researchers at UCSF and UC Berkeley who show in a new paper how the virus travels from a pregnant woman to her fetus.
Using advanced imaging technology that allowed them to spy on interactions among cells in the lymph nodes of living mice, a research team led by UCSF scientists has identified a cell that is a key player in mounting the immune system’s defense against cancer.