A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check. This observation, by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), may help to reveal new approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
May 02, 2012
December 12, 2011
Throughout the interior spaces of humans and other warm-blooded creatures is a special type of tissue known as brown fat, which may hold the secret to diets and weight-loss programs of the future.
November 27, 2011
The immune system possesses a type of cell that can be activated by tissues within the body to remind the immune system not to attack our own molecules, cells and organs, UCSF researchers have discovered.
April 26, 2011
Men and women had starkly different immune system responses to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, with men showing no response and women showing a strong response, in two studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
April 05, 2011
Certain cases of major depression are associated with premature aging of immune cells, which may make people more susceptible to other serious illness, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study.
December 13, 2010
UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.
November 04, 2010
UCSF global health experts have outlined a new strategy and action plan to help countries eliminate malaria and bring the world closer to global eradication of the deadly disease.
October 29, 2010
The Lancet launched a special series on malaria elimination Oct. 29, led by the Global Health Group (GHG), a part of UCSF Global Health Sciences. The series included work by 36 authors worldwide, with guidance and support provided by a GHG-convened global advisory group of malaria experts, known as the Malaria Elimination Group.
July 13, 2010
The heavy burden of hunger in the United States helps explain why the poor are at higher risk for obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, according to an editorial in the July 1 New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by two UCSF faculty members.
April 07, 2010
An international study published in the March 25 New England Journal of Medicine showed what researchers call a clinical breakthrough in one of the greatest unmet needs for patients with advanced liver disease.