Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart’s electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease?
April 10, 2012
March 14, 2012
President Barack Obama appointed UCSF AIDS expert Grant Colfax, MD, as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.
January 18, 2012
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2011 and ranked second among all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. The funding helps UCSF continue to perform world-renowned health sciences research amid state budget cutbacks.
January 18, 2012
Dogs with spinal cord injuries may soon benefit from an experimental drug being tested by researchers at UCSF and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences — work that they hope will one day help people with similar injuries.
January 17, 2012
Scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and UCSF have identified a cleaver-wielding protein that frees some tumor cells, allowing them to further misbehave. The discovery points to a new target for therapy.
January 11, 2012
A team led by researchers from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF has completed the first systematic review of prognostic indices used to calculate a patient’s life expectancy, and created a website that puts these indices in one central location.
December 22, 2011
Peter Walter, PhD, a professor in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco has been awarded the 2012 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his “outstanding research achievements in the field of cell biology.”
December 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a proposed consent order today with a federal district court that tobacco companies provide $6.25 million to improve free public access to tobacco documents via the Internet. The court will provide this money to the UCSF Legacy Library for this purpose.
December 07, 2011
Doctors should routinely discuss overall prognosis with their elderly patients who have a life expectancy of less than 10 years, or have reached age 85, according to new recommendations by a team of physicians at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
November 28, 2011
In 1993, UCSF’ s Cynthia Kenyon, PhD, and colleagues discovered a gene that, when mutated, doubles the lifespan of the miniscule roundworm C. elegans. Today, her lab is investigating drugs in human cells that could extend the healthy, vigorous lifespan of people.