Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that could have enormous potential for better diagnosing and treating many types of cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
January 09, 2014
June 19, 2013
UCSF convened 170 of the world’s foremost thinkers, creators and innovators last month at the OME Precision Medicine Summit to identify new approaches and spur action to make medicine more predictive, preventive and precise.
May 30, 2013
UCSF has long led the way in demonstrating the positive effects of living a healthy lifestyle. Turns out, a healthy lifestyle can not only keep illness at bay, but it may even stop a disease like cancer dead in its tracks.
October 04, 2012
A new documentary, “Escape Fire,” examines a broken US health care system that’s “designed for quick fixes rather than prevention.” The film also highlights pioneering efforts to transform the system and bring effective, low-cost solutions to the public, including interviews with UCSF researchers Dean Ornish, Elizabeth Blackburn and Peter Carroll.
October 02, 2012
Although it’s proven that contraception prevents pregnancy, it’s also clear that many women who don’t want to get pregnant don’t use or don’t have access to contraception. Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS, a family physician based at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, used implementation science to help women navigate this issue.
December 07, 2011
A new study has found that providing information about ways to prevent injury and illness to adolescents in a primary care setting can lessen certain kinds of risky behavior.
November 30, 2011
As we mark World AIDS Day this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention reports that more than a million Americans now live with the disease, and every year some 50,000 people in the United States alone are newly infected.
September 29, 2011
Mammograms are not one-size-fits-all, says noted breast cancer researcher Karla Kerlikowske, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Rather, they should be customized based on a woman’s age, breast density, family health history and other factors.
August 12, 2011
UC scientists explain radiation risks from everyday background radiation, medical imaging and nuclear power plant accidents in the aftermath of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
August 10, 2011
Jaime Sepúlveda, who will join the University as executive director of UCSF Global Health Sciences on September 1, delivered a commencement address to the 2011 Class of Masters of Sciences in Global Health.