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
Researchers at UCSF, UC Berkeley and partner institutions are receiving $6 million to help address three neglected tropical diseases that place a huge health and economic burden on people in Central and South America: Chagas’ disease, dengue and onchocerciasis.
May 18, 2014
Researchers from UCSF played major roles in five significant multicenter studies of lung disease published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
May 15, 2014
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, MPP, the President of the Institute of Medicine, will come to UCSF for a yearlong appointment as a Presidential Chair beginning in September.
May 13, 2014
UCSF scientists have found that industry claims about e-cigarettes are unsupported by the evidence to date, including claims that they help smokers quit.