Loss of an enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration may be partly responsible for age-related cognitive decline, according to new research in laboratory mice by UCSF.
California should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UCSF study.
CVP and Youth Speaks, are releasing four new spoken word videos as part of a health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.
A UCSF research team has found that while banning flame-retardant chemicals initially led to a reduction in exposure, a disturbing trend is emerging of exposure leveling off or even rising again.
UCSF researchers have identified the buildup of one brain chemical as a key culprit behind age-related learning and memory impairments. Tuning levels of this chemical in the worm C. elegans, they could delay and even reverse the declines of old age.
Denal Dubal, an associate professor of neurology at UCSF, thinks we can use the science of aging to help stave off these neurodegenerative diseases.
UCSF’s Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, an expert in infectious diseases, answered some questions about this year’s flu season.
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.
Researchers said all the groups in the study – Black, White and Hispanic – reported high rates of discrimination for one reason or another.
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Heading into the new year, political issues in Washington, D.C., and in California have the potential to disrupt scientific funding, limit the flow of new scientists and clinicians through immigration changes, and shake up the health care system.
UCSF mourns the loss of Mayor Edwin Lee, who partnered with the University on a number of initiatives that improved the city’s health access and economic vitality.
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.
Nearly 70 percent of nursing home residents are eligible for palliative care, but do not receive any corresponding support to provide relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.
San Francisco, City leaders and UCSF physicians are coming together to recognize community efforts to turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic and the need for more attention on it.