More than 150 of the nation’s top innovators will convene this week in a summit at UCSF that aims to leverage science and technology to transform health and medicine as we know it.
May 01, 2013
A UCSF-led research team has identified a genetic mutation that is strongly associated with a typical form of migraine. The discovery could lead to more effective therapies for people with this condition.
April 29, 2013
Surgery is often recommended for skin cancers, but older, sicker patients can endure complications as a result and may not live long enough to benefit from the treatment.
April 11, 2013
A common test that records the heart’s electrical activity could predict potentially serious cardiovascular illness, according to a UC San Francisco-led study.
March 27, 2013
Electroencephalogram, which measures and records electrical activity in the brain, is a quick and efficient way of determining whether seizures are the cause of altered mental status and spells, according to a UCSF study.
March 22, 2013
The Li Ka Shing Foundation has pledged $2 million to support UCSF’s efforts to advance precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical research and patient care.
March 20, 2013
A new UCSF study shows that criteria used to determine the appropriateness of an emergency room visit and to deny payment is inherently flawed.
March 18, 2013
Screening for breast cancer every two years appears just as beneficial as yearly mammograms for women ages 50 to 74, with significantly fewer “false positives” – even for women whose breasts are dense or who use hormone therapy for menopause.
March 05, 2013
A UCSF team has developed a tool that can help determine – and perhaps influence – senior citizens’ 10-year survivability rates by assessing their health risks.
March 04, 2013
A team of scientists and clinicians at UCSF has discovered how to detect abnormal brain rhythms associated with Parkinson’s by implanting electrodes within the brains of people with the disease.