As early humans took an evolutionary step away from apes, what this last common ancestor with apes looked like has remained unclear. A new study led by researchers at UCSF shows that important clues lie in the shoulder.
Rapid next-generation genomic sequencing helped identify a mysterious brain-eating amoeba that killed a patient, and a new UCSF center aims to make this test an affordable and available tool for more hospitals.
A rare, deadly form of skin cancer known as desmoplasmic melanoma may possess the highest burden of gene mutations of any cancer, suggesting that immunotherapy may be a promising approach for treatment, according to an international team led by UCSF scientists.
Genetic vulnerabilities associated with childhood cancers may make children undergoing radiation therapy more susceptible than adults to secondary cancers, according to novel insights from researchers at UCSF.
Voriconazole, a prescription drug commonly used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, significantly increases the risk for skin cancer and even death, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco has opened the third Pitt Hopkins Syndrome clinic in the world to help patients with this rare genetic condition.
Marylin J. Dodd, emeritus professor in the Department of Physiological Nursing, has been designated a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing — the Academy’s highest honor.
The incidence of bicycle accidents has increased significantly in the U.S. in recent years, with many serious injuries occurring among riders older than 45, according to a new study led by UCSF.
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 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.