In April 2010, personnel aboard the International Space Station plan to carry out an experiment designed by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher that will investigate why the immune system’s T cells stop working in the absence of gravity. The experiment has implications for understanding the body’s ability to mount an immune response on earth, as well.
March 24, 2010
The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or the thigh bone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the drug family known as bisphosphonates, according to a new study led by a team of UCSF epidemiologists.
March 18, 2010
Taking an innovative path toward personalized medicine, scientists for the first time will be able to eliminate – at an early point in a clinical trial — experimental drugs that show poor efficacy, dramatically shortening the time it takes to get the right medication to the right patient with breast cancer.
February 12, 2010
A month after the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, UCSF anesthesiologists report that more volunteers are needed to help earthquake survivors.
January 12, 2010
UCSF’s Diana Farmer, the world’s first female fetal surgeon, will be inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) on January 20 -- becoming only the second US female surgeon to be bestowed this prestigious honor.
January 11, 2010
Atul Gawande, a bestselling author and renowned health expert, will present findings from his new book at a January 13 talk at UCSF.
December 14, 2009
John Maa says doctors must play a larger role in the effort to improve U.S. health policy and practice.