Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis.
Sean Parker, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, has donated $4.5 million to UCSF to launch a research program on innovative and aggressive approaches against the mosquito that transmits malaria.
Training health care workers to educate young women about intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants dramatically cut the number of unintended pregnancies among young women seeking family planning services.
UCSF researchers have found that people are divided on the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption.
A Georgia law banning later abortions is limiting access to the procedure for women throughout the South, Midwest and parts of the Northeast, even though it has only partially gone into effect, a study by UC San Francisco researchers has concluded.
Preschoolers with oppositional defiant behavior are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which in adults is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers at UC San Francisco have found.
A team of scientists has shown that using just three molecular markers will help clinicians classify gliomas – the most common type of malignant brain tumors – more accurately than current methods.
At least 2.5 million more workers will be needed to provide long-term care to older people in the United States between now and 2030.
Withholding angiotensin receptor blockers for longer than two days after surgery is associated with a significantly increased risk of postoperative death, according to a study of more than 30,000 patients.