To improve assessment of patients who may be at risk for aortic dissection and rupture, researchers from UCSF researchers developed a prediction model of aortic diameter to identify asymptomatic individuals with enlarged ascending aortic diameter.
The brains of people with Down syndrome develop the same neurodegenerative tangles and plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease and frequently demonstrate signs of the neurodegenerative disorder in their forties or fifties. A new study shows that these tangles and plaques are driven by the same amyloid beta (Aß) and tau prions as Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain implants for speech, neurological effects of COVID-19, and motor recovery after stroke are among the topics that researchers from UCSF will be presenting at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) used in cancer care can cause myocarditis, a potentially fatal side effect, and it appears that the adverse cardiac effects may disproportionally impact female patients.
A $147 million grant will expand diversity among Alzheimer’s disease research participants, and involve partners from UCSF, the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and the Northern California Institute for Research and Education.
A third of American women of reproductive age now face excessive travel times to obtain an abortion, according to a new geospatial analysis by researchers in San Francisco and Boston that is one of the first to model the effects of the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision.
The Open Oximetry Project is a multi-year initiative to improve access to safe pulse oximeters worldwide by sharing data and creating new standards and technologies for oximeter validation that better account for skin color.
Cystic fibrosis is missed more often in newborn screenings for non-white than white babies, creating higher risk for irreversible lung damage and other serious outcomes in Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native newborns.
A new UCSF study researchers of more than 23 million people concludes that some commonly used and abused drugs pose previously unidentified risks for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially deadly heart-rhythm disorder.
Not all senescent cells are harmful “zombies” that should be wiped out to prevent age-related disease. New research from UCSF found that some of them are embedded in young, healthy tissues and promote normal repair from damage.
A national online survey revealed American voters overwhelmingly say they want government and industry to ensure the products they buy are free of harmful chemicals, and they are willing to pay more for it.
Ophthalmologists may be able to safely cut back on having anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists routinely at bedside during cataract surgery, which accounts for more than two million surgeries per year in the U.S., according to a new study.
A new study shows that fewer Black, Hispanic and Asian patients would qualify for these treatments that may slow Alzheimer’s progression, since cognitive impairment in these groups is more likely to be caused by other forms of dementia that may be unrelated to amyloid plaques.