In a live-saving pilot program that may soon become routine in California, SCID, a deadly immune disorder, is being detected at birth, thanks to a screening method developed by UCSF pediatrician Jennifer Puck.
February 09, 2011
Babies who undergo fetal surgery — pioneered at UCSF 30 years ago — to repair spina bifida while still in the womb develop better than babies who have corrective surgery after birth, according to findings from a UCSF-led trial.
February 03, 2011
UCSF neurosurgeons and an MRI physicist have pioneered a faster, more accurate and less invasive surgical technique for treating patients with movement disorders, potentially changing the future of neurosurgery.
January 18, 2011
UCSF researchers have tackled a decade-long scientific conundrum, and their discovery is expected to lead to significant advances in using stem cells to treat genetic diseases before birth.
January 14, 2011
The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from UCSF.
January 05, 2011
Susan Hyde, an award-winning professor and scientist with the UCSF School of Dentistry, promotes practices that preserve oral health and quality of life for both patients and practitioners.
December 16, 2010
UCSF researchers have shown for the first time that the human fetal immune system arises from an entirely different source than the adult immune system, and is more likely to tolerate than fight foreign substances in its environment.
December 14, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann released a video message citing this year’s accomplishments in advancing the University’s top three priorities – patient care, discovery and education.
November 02, 2010
In response to her study published Nov. 1 in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, speaks to UCSF Today about how parents can better approach teens on the topic of sex.
November 01, 2010
Half of teens who have oral sex during the ninth grade will have intercourse by the end of the 11th grade, and most sexually active teenagers will begin engaging in oral sex and sexual intercourse within the same six-month period, according to findings from a new survey conducted by researchers at UCSF and UC Merced.