Targeting a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive may be the key to fighting drug-resistant leukemia, a discovery that may make cancer drugs more powerful and help doctors formulate drug cocktails to cure more children of leukemia, a team led by UCSF researchers reports.
May 03, 2011
Sugar is a poison, and conventional thinking about the role of hormones in metabolism is wrong, according to UCSF pediatrician Robert Lustig. His work is gaining attention in the mainstream media.
April 21, 2011
Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
March 24, 2011
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital ranks number four out of hospitals throughout California based on their rates of exclusive breastfeeding, when the infant only receives breast milk, according to a recent report.
March 23, 2011
Rachel Hale, 16, is planning for prom night, a right of passage that unlike for most of her peers, will take place inside a hospital cafeteria at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on April 15.
March 21, 2011
In a live-saving pilot program that may soon become routine in California, SCID, a deadly immune disorder, is being detected at birth, thanks to a screening method developed by UCSF pediatrician Jennifer Puck.
March 17, 2011
Teen patients at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital inspired the “100 Journals project,” a theatrical performance by students from San Francisco’s Galileo High School’s drama department.
February 09, 2011
Babies who undergo fetal surgery — pioneered at UCSF 30 years ago — to repair spina bifida while still in the womb develop better than babies who have corrective surgery after birth, according to findings from a UCSF-led trial.
February 09, 2011
Surgeon Michael Harrison, often called the "Father of Fetal Surgery," reflects on the prenatal procedure he pioneered at UCSF in 1981 and how the specialty has evolved over three decades.
February 03, 2011
UCSF neurosurgeons and an MRI physicist have pioneered a faster, more accurate and less invasive surgical technique for treating patients with movement disorders, potentially changing the future of neurosurgery.