HIV can lurk for a lifetime in the body, so to truly cure patients, scientists are trying to find ways to target these HIV reservoirs in a strategy known as “shock and kill.”
UCSF's Global Health Sciences is launching a new project to improve care for women in India and Kenya, called the Strengthening People-centered Accessibility, Respect, and Quality (SPARQ) project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
In a bid to end the worst epidemic in modern times, the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is funding an ambitious effort based in San Francisco to eliminate the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from those who are infected.
The Malaria Elimination Group, an independent international advisory group on malaria elimination convened by the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), gathered in the Ezulwini Valley for its tenth meeting to celebrate Swaziland’s achievements. The meeting was opened on November 16, 2015 by Swaziland’s Minister of Health, Honorable Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane.
In the first U.S. safety trial of a new form of immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes, patients experienced no serious adverse reactions after receiving infusions of as many as 2.6 billion cells that had been specially selected to protect the body’s ability to produce insulin.
A new study led by UCSF researchers has found that mice who spend too much time in their thermal “comfort zone” while gorging on fatty foods more than double their risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to mice who stayed cool while eating the same diet.
The annual staff appreciation events not only recognize the collective contributions of staff, but they also build on other UCSF initiatives designed to foster community.
Louis Ptacek and William Seeley have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.
In his new role as UCSF’s first vice chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, Keith Yamamoto will lead efforts to position the University optimally by influencing and shaping science policy at the state and national levels.