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August 04, 2014
UCSF is the lead institution on a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study to determine if certain immune system cells and/or a drug can be effective in improving and maintaining the long-term health of kidney transplant recipients.
July 25, 2013
Adenoviruses commonly infect humans, causing colds, flu-like symptoms and sometimes even death, but now UCSF researchers have discovered that a new species of adenovirus can spread from primate to primate, and potentially from monkey to human.
November 19, 2012
DNA sequences obtained from a handful of patients with multiple sclerosis at the UCSF Medical Center have revealed the existence of an “immune exchange” that allows the disease-causing cells to move in and out of the brain.
June 13, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes participated in the national Human Microbiome Project, which used groundbreaking methods to vastly improve the understanding of bacteria that reside in and on the human body.
May 30, 2012
After being infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in a laboratory study, rhesus macaques that had more of a certain type of immune cell in their gut than others had much lower levels of the virus in their blood, and for six months after infection were better able to control the virus.
May 02, 2012
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.
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.
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.
April 04, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF has discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an “immune profile” – the relative levels of three types of immune cells within a tumor. Knowing a patient’s profile may one day help guide treatment.

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