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 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 01, 2014
Research led by a UCSF investigator establishes a new benchmark in the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and sets a new expectation for how long patients can live with the particularly lethal disease.
May 29, 2014
From prostate cancer to immunotherapy to genetic testing, UCSF research is providing new insights and aiding in the development of new treatment strategies for cancer.
May 27, 2014
Scientists and physicians at UCSF are leading a $26 million, multi-institutional research program to better understand and treat a range of common, debilitating psychiatric disorders.
May 27, 2014
UCSF's Peter Walter has received Asia’s highest scientific honor, the 2014 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, for his groundbreaking discovery of a cellular system that makes “life and death decisions” for the cell.
May 22, 2014
UCSF has launched a yearlong celebration to mark its 150th anniversary as a health-sciences innovator and pioneer, with a history of contributions ranging from the first mail-order pharmacy (by stagecoach) to Nobel-prize winning discoveries and the birth of biotechnology.