Scientists studying mice have identified a possible strategy for slowing a rare, fatal childhood neurodegenerative disease known as Niemann-Pick type C, in which brain cells accumulate fat and die.
July 06, 2004
A study by researchers at UCSF Medical Center has found that virtual colonoscopy may not measure up to conventional colonoscopy for widespread colorectal cancer screening in the U.S.
July 01, 2004
UCSF Medical Center has risen to No. 6 among "America's Best Hospitals," and UCSF Children's Hospital has been recognized as the highest-quality pediatric facility in California and No. 11 in the United States.
June 29, 2004
A UCSF study of gay and bisexual young men in Phoenix, Austin, and Albuquerque found that during a six-month period, over a third reported experiencing anti-gay harassment, 5 percent reported anti-gay violence and 11 percent reported anti-gay discrimination.
June 28, 2004
UCSF Children's Hospital and the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation® partner with Eric Johnston of LucasArts to launch "Ben's Game" at www.makewish.org/ben.
June 25, 2004
With the aim of reaching the thousands of health care workers in developing countries who do not have ready access to the Internet, a CD-ROM containing the latest information on HIV/AIDS will be disseminated to the 19,000 delegates attending the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok in July.
June 24, 2004
With the aim of accelerating the pace of discovery regarding dementing diseases, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center has been designated an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center by the National Institutes of Health ...
June 18, 2004
Transplant Patient Picnic -- Kids from babies to teens who've had kidney or liver transplants -- or are waiting for transplant.
June 16, 2004
A UCSF AIDS Research Institute (ARI) news briefing in advance of the XV International AIDS Conference will take place next Wednesday, June 23.
June 16, 2004
J. Michael Bishop, MD, chancellor of UCSF, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University at the school's commencement ceremony June 10.