Research shows that after cells are subjected to certain stressful treatments, they appear to gain a new “superpower” that allows them to grow twice as fast as normal — a feature the authors call “supergrowth.”
Using standard animal model of Down syndrome, scientists were able to correct the learning and memory deficits associated with the condition with drugs that target the body’s response to cellular stresses.
In a breakthrough with important implications for the future of immunotherapy for breast cancer, UCSF scientists have found that blocking the activity of a single enzyme can prevent a common type of breast cancer from spreading to distant organs.
New study reveals that peer reviewers do not take conflicts of interest disclosures into account in their recommendations to journal editors, likely because of an absence of clear guidelines on how conflicts should impact their evaluations.
With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and the University of Washington have launched the Weill Neurohub to speed the development of new therapies for diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.
The Kidney Project team reported that UCSF scientists successfully implanted a prototype kidney bioreactor containing functional human kidney cells in large animals without significant safety concerns.
UCSF has received notice that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will hold a one-day strike at UCSF on Nov. 13, 2019, as part of a systemwide labor action across the University of California campuses.
Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low BMI.
In what is believed to be one of the first analyses of frequent emergency department users to include integrated medical, behavioral and social service data, a new UCSF study comprehensively examined these patients’ use of both medical and nonmedical services.
On a sunny Saturday, scientists, clinicians and students from UCSF staffed nearly 40 health science-themed booths. More than 100 organizations, including NASA and Chevron, offered a range of other STEM activities.
Carrie L. Byington started as executive vice president of UC Health. The University of California Board of Regents appointed Byington at its July meeting to lead the university’s health enterprise following a nationwide search.
We spoke to John Balmes, MD, a pulmonologist and professor of medicine at UCSF, about the immediate and long-term health risks of wildfire smoke, and what people should be aware of on days with poor air quality.
UC San Francisco and the Translational Research Institute for Space Health are co-sponsoring the inaugural Space Health Innovation Conference to advance research and scientific understanding of how space travel impacts health.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic is dominated by unusual gene mutations not often observed in previously studied CF populations. Majority of Dominican patients had no detectable mutations at all in the gene that is thought to drive 95 percent of CF cases.