A multinational study has identified a key gene mutation responsible for type 2 diabetes, a finding that could lead to developing a predictive test for the disease, identifying which current medications work best and driving pharmaceutical research to find new therapies.
February 24, 2011
Among those cheering the recent opening of the new stem cell science building at UCSF were two patient advocates who have a personal connection to advancing the field of regenerative medicine.
February 23, 2011
UCSF pediatric endocrinologist Steve Gitelman leads type 1 diabetes clinical trials with the goal of halting beta cell destruction and thereby stopping the progression of disease soon after it is diagnosed.
February 11, 2011
Leading scientists from California companies discussed groundbreaking clinical trials of stem cell therapies during a recent scientific symposium to celebrate the opening of the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at UCSF.
February 08, 2011
People with limited education and in certain racial/ ethnic minority groups are less likely to use an internet- based patient portal to interact with their health care system, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA.
January 19, 2011
Carmen Peralta, assistant professor of medicine, was recognized recently for her outstanding work in the field of racial and ethnic differences in kidney disease detection, progression and complications.
January 11, 2011
Carmen A. Peralta, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the UCSF School of Medicine, was recognized recently with a 2010 Nickens Faculty Fellowship.
November 15, 2010
Cutting back on salt in teenagers’ diets by as little as one-half teaspoon, or three grams, a day, could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure by 44 to 63 percent, according to new research presented Sunday, Nov. 14 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010 meeting in Chicago.
November 02, 2010
New technologies and techniques continue to accelerate the pace of discovery in human genetics research, a fact made clear by scientists who spoke about their searches for important mutations, gene variants and answers to basic biological questions at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics’ fifth-anniversary symposium on Oct. 28.
October 06, 2010
Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.