Scientists from UCSF have identified a new way to manipulate the immune system that may keep it from attacking the body’s own molecules in autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
September 09, 2013
August 07, 2013
An experimental drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages has proven strikingly effective over two years in about half of the patients who participated in the phase 2 clinical trial, UCSF and Yale University report.
June 13, 2013
UC San Francisco's Shingo Kajimura, PhD, is one of 22 of the nation’s most enterprising researchers named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholarships provide flexible funding to early-career scientists researching the basis of perplexing health problems — including diabetes, autism, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.
June 10, 2013
A new UCSF-led study looks at the close link between diabetes and dementia, which can create a vicious cycle.
May 30, 2013
While there's been a steep decline in kids’ consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in California, African-American and Latino children may be replacing soda with 100 percent fruit juice while their white peers are not, according to a new UCSF study.
May 30, 2013
UCSF has long led the way in demonstrating the positive effects of living a healthy lifestyle. Turns out, a healthy lifestyle can not only keep illness at bay, but it may even stop a disease like cancer dead in its tracks.
February 27, 2013
The results of a large epidemiological study conducted at UC San Francisco suggest that sugar may have a direct, independent link to diabetes.
December 21, 2012
If the sinful excess of holiday eating sends your system into overload, you may be upsetting the body’s “food clock,” which keeps the human body on a metabolic even keel. A new study by UCSF researchers is helping to reveal how this clock works on a molecular level.
October 15, 2012
Rates of diagnosed diabetes are much higher among some Asian subgroups than is apparent when aggregating all Asians as a whole, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) which appears in the current online issue of Diabetes Care.
October 01, 2012
A $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation is spurring a UCSF-led effort to create the first implantable artificial kidney for patients with kidney failure.