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.
A new collaborative approach has begun revealing, in detail, how a set of around 100 autism spectrum disorder genes may lead to serious developmental problems. The technique involves looking beyond genes and their mutations, to the proteins they code for.
Thirty-two UCSF scientists are among the most influential individuals in their respective fields, according to the most recent analysis of research citations by the science and intellectual property company, Clarivate.
UCSF's Adam Boxer, MD, PhD, and Harvard neurologist Reisa Sperling, MD, review the history of clinical trials over the past 30 years in Alzheimer’s research with what was learned and how new biomarkers and clinical trial approaches are being used to find more effective treatments in a more efficient way than in the past.