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.
As rates of limb amputations due to diabetes continue to rise, UCSF’s Center for Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to some of the Bay Area’s most severe cases.
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.