Ata's appearance can most likely be explained by a handful of rare genetic mutations—some already known, others newly discovered—that are linked to dwarfism and other bone and growth disorders.
UCSF received more than $593.9 million in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017 for research across multiple health-science arenas at the University.
Type 2 diabetes is known to be a risk factor for bone fractures – but exactly how diabetes makes bones more fragile has been unclear.
The effects of low gravity and radiation on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and immune systems are some of the health impacts from space travel that UCSF scientists are researching.
A hunched back, called hyperkyphosis, affects 40 percent of people over age 65, and it increases disability and the risk of falls and fractures. A new study by UCSF researchers shows that targeted physical therapy can help straighten the spine and boost a patient’s self-esteem.
UCSF is the lead institution on a California-based, six-university consortium that was awarded $12 million by the NIDCR to develop strategies for treating craniofacial and dental defects.
Researchers at UCSF are pioneering a new technique, known as quantitative magnetic resonance imaging, or qMRI, that can reveal the earliest signs of cartilage damage, a precursor to osteoarthritis.
UCSF has received a four-year, $2.4 million National Institutes of Health grant for an international study on the potential of femoral fractures from osteoporosis drugs.
UCSF surgeons performed the first Osseoanchored Prosthesis for the Rehabilitation of Amputees surgery in the U.S. – a surgery that will allow an external prosthesis to be anchored directly to the patient’s remaining bone.
As early humans took an evolutionary step away from apes, what this last common ancestor with apes looked like has remained unclear. A new study led by researchers at UCSF shows that important clues lie in the shoulder.