UCSF has launched a yearlong celebration to mark its 150th anniversary as a health-sciences innovator and pioneer, with a history of contributions ranging from the first mail-order pharmacy (by stagecoach) to Nobel-prize winning discoveries and the birth of biotechnology.
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.
May 12, 2014
Deadly skin cancers in mice shrank in response to a new treatment that may complement other “immunotherapies” developed recently to boost the body’s own defenses against disease threats, according to a new study published by UCSF researchers.
May 08, 2014
UCSF Medical Center has the highest one-year survival rate in the nation, among institutions performing more than 20 adult lung transplants each year, according to data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
May 08, 2014
A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory.
May 07, 2014
Screening for cervical cancer has become more complex in the last few years, leaving physicians and patients in a quandary: do they test with the traditional Pap smear or do they add a test for human papilloma virus? UCSF ob/gyn Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, weighs in.
May 06, 2014
Two from UCSF, Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, and Jason G. Cyster, PhD, have been selected as members of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that can be accorded an American scientist.