Chronic pain, by definition, is difficult to manage, but a new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them.
May 23, 2012
Construction of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is well underway, with the building’s exterior panels, glass, and interior studs being installed.
May 22, 2012
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is holding its second “Art with a Heart” benefit art sale and auction, featuring a collection of art created by young hospital patients, some of whom will be on hand to talk with media about their work.
May 21, 2012
A team of researchers from UCSF and UC San Diego has identified an approved arthritis drug that is effective against amoebas in lab and animal studies, suggesting it could offer a low-dose, low cost treatment for the amoebic infections that cause human dysentery throughout the world.
May 18, 2012
To celebrate nearly a quarter-century of advances in hematology and transplantation, UCSF is holding a reunion of patients from the UCSF Medical Center who have undergone bone marrow transplants.
May 18, 2012
Translating pioneering research into exceptional care for young patients and their families is the heart of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. For that reason, UCSF has launched a new consumer advertising campaign highlighting some of the thousands of children treated every year.
May 17, 2012
Viral hepatitis chronically infects between 3.5 and 5.2 million people in the U.S. – more than 30,000 in San Francisco, alone – but only about one in three people who are infected know it, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
May 14, 2012
What is the connection, if any, between sudden cardiac death and people with HIV/AIDS? And can that knowledge help prolong their lives?
May 11, 2012
After a lifetime of lower wages and time out of the labor market for caregiving, women typically receive less from Social Security than men, with millions of widows and women of color falling into poverty in old age.
May 11, 2012
Aditi Bhargava, PhD, associate professor in the UCSF School of Medicine, is using a technique known as RNA interference to develop a gene therapy system that sends specific commands to certain neurons, or nerve cells, telling them to turn off pain or stop inflammation.