UCSF researchers have identified the sequence of genetic changes that transform benign moles to into malignant skin cancer.
Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic – the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective.
Abul Abbas has been named the 2017 recipient of the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award presented annually to a senior faculty member who best embodies the principles and practice of mentorship.
How T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections and other threats in the bud has remained a mystery to researchers.
A novel gene therapy treatment may save infants from SCID, a devastating immune disorder commonly known as "bubble boy disease".
A type of herpes virus that infects about half of the U.S. population has been associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease in normal-weight women aged 20 to 49.
Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III – two features that are associated with heart disease in adulthood.
UCSF pathologist Charles Chiu answers some key questions about why the Ebola outbreak has spread so far, how it might be contained and what the real dangers are for people in the U.S.