UCSF and a host of local volunteers celebrated the planting of 42 new trees on neighborhood streets surrounding the historic Parnassus Heights campus – kicking off a plan to renovate UCSF’s original home with updated research, education and health care facilities.
The new UCSF Health-John Muir Health Jean and Ken Hofmann Cancer Center at the Behring will bring a full spectrum of leading-edge cancer care close to home for people in the East Bay and surrounding areas.
UCSF scientists found a way to predict Alzheimer’s disease up to seven years before symptoms appear by analyzing patient records with machine learning. Conditions that most influenced prediction of Alzheimer’s were high cholesterol and, for women, osteoporosis.
Medication abortion can be delivered safely and effectively through telemedicine, according to new research that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is about to hear a case that could severely restrict access to one of the two pills that are used to induce abortions.
Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MAS, FAAN, has been chosen by the American Brain Foundation (ABF) to receive its annual Scientific Breakthrough Award. He is honored for his work in health equity and inclusion, improving stroke outcomes for underserved and vulnerable populations.
California’s trailblazing surgeon general is using her platform to pave the way for improving the health of women, children and communities of color while inspiring a new generation of Latinx physicians.
Cancer immunotherapy is hindered by the fact that engineered immune cells often get worn out and depleted before they've killed a tumor. A UCSF team has identified mutations that give cancerous lymphoma T-cells their superpower and transfer those genes into engineered, therapeutic immune cells.
The two-year HEAL fellowship initiative operates in 10 countries but has a special focus on serving the Navajo Nation, which continues to suffer from the consequences of colonialism, including poor access to health care.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited UCSF Pride Hall at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to laud UCSF researchers, educators and clinical leaders for their leadership in reproductive health, as the Biden Administration seeks to preserve access to abortion care in post-Roe America.
In a first, scientists at UCSF and Stanford identified genetic variants that predict whether a patient is likely to respond to treatment for preterm birth. Screening for mutations could allow doctors to target medications to those most likely to benefit. No medication is currently available in the U.S. to treat preterm birth.
Young Black and Hispanic women with multiple sclerosis fare worse than young white women with the disease. Minority women were more likely to have more advanced disease and faced greater challenges in pregnancy.
Early identification of posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) may have important implications for Alzheimer’s treatment. PCA patients struggle with visual impairments like judging distances, distinguishing between moving and stationary objects and completing tasks like writing and retrieving a dropped item.