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Tissue biologist Sarah Knox has long been fascinated with saliva. Just when she begins to doubt whether her singular passion will lead to real-world impact, an old family friend reaches out to her with a problem only she may be able to solve.
Giant lizards with superpowered hearts. Hairless rodents that don’t seem to age. Songbirds that babble like human babies. These and other scurrying, soaring, and slithering wonders are teaching scientists how our own bodies work – and how to fix them.
Healthy eating can be difficult to do, especially when the science isn’t clear. Our experts have weighed in to give you the best advice based on solid research, allowing you to make better choices when it comes to your nutrition.
The sugar industry has driven decades of biased research that shirk sugar's responsibility for chronic disease. UCSF researchers are uncovering thousands of industry documents to combat this misinformation, and steer Americans away from what is becoming a growing health crisis.
UCSF: The Campaign is taking on the world’s most complex health challenges, powered by an exceptional community of mavericks, innovators, and advocates. Together we will make the Bay Area and our world healthier for all.
Organoids serve as dioramas of disease, allowing UCSF scientists to understand how and why problems occur during tissue development. It's also a small step toward the creation of full-sized organs we could use for transplant.
UCSF researchers are looking to the front teeth of mice to to help understand how stem cells know when it’s time for them to expand in numbers and transform into mature, adult cells in order to renew injured or aging tissue.
A picture may be worth a thousand words. But new imaging technology that harmonizes mighty and distinctive microscopes may tell a complex story about a disease or condition – how it develops and how it can be treated precisely
UCSF researchers are working to figure out how mouse stem cells divide and differentiate into acinar cells to rebuild the salivary gland after an injury. Such research could apply to patients who often lose the ability to produce saliva after undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancers.
A newly discovered cache of industry documents revealed that the sugar industry began working closely with nutrition scientists in the mid-1960s to single out fat and cholesterol as the dietary causes of coronary heart disease and to downplay evidence that sucrose consumption was also a risk factor.
Taking patients’ risk of developing dental caries (“cavities”) into account can help dentists effectively tailor individual prevention and treatment efforts, according to a recent study led by researchers from the UCSF School of Dentistry.
By studying fossilized teeth from thousands of extinct rodent species, UCSF and University of Helsinki scientists have shown how fundamental evolutionary mechanisms drive the emergence of novel mammalian stem cells.
A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and ‘70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay in American children.