Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia, adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks.
Chancellor Sam Hawgood will deliver his sixth State of the University address, reflecting on the extraordinary confluence of science and technology in the Bay Area that is generating unprecedented advances in biomedical science and the development of new therapies.
The UCSF School of Nursing has unveiled a new mural that commemorates a diverse set of nurse heroes whose work and advocacy revolutionized health care and paved the way for diversity and inclusion in nursing.
International team of researchers report progress in using stem cells to develop new therapies for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a rare genetic condition affecting boys that can be fatal before 10 years of age.
In 2017, Valley Fever sent some 14,000 Americans to the doctor’s office, half in California. Most show up with flu-like symptoms and fatigue, but a small number of people develop debilitating infections that spread from the lungs to other parts of the body, including the brain. UCSF researchers are trying to figure how the fungus works and what we can do to stop it.
Study finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure are slightly more likely to be obese, and are significantly more likely to suffer from disorders associated with high BMI, as well as obstructive airway diseases like asthma.
Scientists have shown for the first time that cooking food fundamentally alters microbiomes, a finding with implications both for optimizing our microbial health and for understanding how cooking may have altered the evolution of the our microbiomes during human prehistory.
A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so frequently experienced by family members caring for patients with dementia at home.
UC San Francisco is teaming up with the Heart, Obesity, Prevention & Education (HOPE) Program of the Living Heart Foundation (LHF) to increase awareness and improve the health of former National Football League (NFL) players.