Researchers have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with MS, and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely.
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.
More than two dozen scientists and researchers participated in the hackathon – a joint project of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences.
In the year since announcing an ambitious, $5 billion fundraising campaign, UCSF has seen record-breaking generosity from its supporters, inspired by faculty-led ideas to tackle some of the toughest problems in health and science.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address the acute shortage of mental health services for children and adolescents in Oakland and the East Bay, which reflects a nationwide shortage.
Violence can become systemic and ignored in underserved communities. UCSF’s Wraparound Project is changing that case by case, helping those who have experienced traumatic violence to reshape their lives through financial relief, housing, trauma recovery, education and employment.