The Ras protein is one of the most common and deadly drivers of cancer, yet it has eluded any drug therapies for decades. Scientists are getting close to changing that.
June 18, 2014
June 18, 2014
Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher.
June 12, 2014
In the most comprehensive study of the Mexican population to date, researchers from UCSF and Stanford University, along with Mexico’s National Institute of Genomic Medicine, have identified tremendous genetic diversity.
June 11, 2014
A team of researchers studying a flowering plant has zeroed in on the way cells manage external signals to adapt to prevailing conditions, a capability that is essential for cells to survive in a fluctuating environment.
June 10, 2014
Joshua Osborn was fighting for his life against a mysterious ailment. With his options dwindling, a team at UCSF employed advanced DNA sequencing technology to track down the culprit.
June 08, 2014
New genomic research led by UCSF scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.
June 06, 2014
Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according to a new study conducted by UCSF researchers.
June 05, 2014
The calorie-burning triggered by cold temperatures can be achieved biochemically – without the chill – raising hopes for a weight-loss strategy focused on the immune system rather than the brain, according to a new UCSF study.
June 04, 2014
A 14-year-old boy’s turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.
June 03, 2014
The New York Times Health for Tomorrow conference, held at UCSF, featured experts from the University of California and across the country, addressing the changing landscape of health care.