Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 17:34 EDT

Latest University of California, San Francisco Stories

2012-05-02 20:54:25

UCSF Visualization Shows Why Immune System Fails to Kill Tumors in Mice A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check. This observation, by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), may help to reveal new approaches to cancer immunotherapy. Published in the journal Cancer Cell last month, the work shows that the body's natural defenses trip over...

2012-05-01 02:32:30

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Musci, M.D. will lead the clinical development and medical affairs of the company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120326/NY75864LOGO) Dr. Musci is board-certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Genetics and has had an extensive career in academics, private practice and industry. Recognized as a leader in clinical research on prenatal...

2012-04-27 12:32:06

UCSF study shows poverty undercuts otherwise major gains in HIV treatment In a groundbreaking study published last year, scientists reported that effective treatment with HIV medications not only restores health and prolongs life in many HIV-infected patients, but also curtails transmission to sexual partners up to ninety-seven percent. However, a new study by UCSF scientists shows that lack of basic living needs severely undercuts these advances in impoverished men. The new research...

2012-04-24 09:34:46

UCSF study indicates effective treatment should be far more common Ten years ago, a landmark clinical trial in Canada demonstrated the unequivocal effectiveness of brain surgeries for treating uncontrolled epilepsy, but since then the procedure has not been widely adopted–in fact, it is dramatically underutilized according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The study, published this month in the journal Neurology, showed that the number of...

2012-04-20 06:23:49

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science & Technology (COSAT) has funded two research efforts in a program aimed at creating biomedical startup companies at the University of California. These are the first projects supported by COSAT through the ongoing Bridging-the-Gap award program at the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3). COSAT and the Rogers Family Foundation of Oakland jointly fund the...

2012-04-19 11:29:02

The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide, in a study of Vietnam-era veterans led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The scientists found that veterans with more experiences involving killing were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts as veterans who had fewer or no experiences. To evaluate the experience of killing, the authors created four variables...

New Study Relates Selective Hearing With Brain Function
2012-04-19 06:39:50

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Imagine this: you´re in a noisy room and you spot an old acquaintance.  You go up to speak to him and you can distinctly hear what he´s saying. While his words succinctly come out clearly, you blur out the rest of the room and don´t focus on the outside noise. This selective hearing, deemed the “cocktail party effect,” has made headway with a study by two scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The...

2012-04-18 12:37:33

Spinal surgeries at UCSF much more successful than reflected in public reported statistics The odds that someone undergoing spinal surgery at a particular hospital will have to be readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days is an important measure of the quality of care patients receive. That's because these "hospital readmission rates" often reflect problems like hospital-acquired infections or complications from surgery. Now a new study by doctors in the departments of neurological...

New Brain Cancer Vaccine Displays Success In Second Clinical Trial
2012-04-18 06:44:44

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday, April 17, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) presented results at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting in Miami, Florida that a new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual subjects had been successful in its second clinical trial. The vaccine is for patients who suffer from recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, a type of cancer, and it has helped extend patients´ lives. The trial...

2012-04-11 14:44:45

Computer modeling supports theory that many dementias spread like prion diseases A new technique for analyzing brain images offers the possibility of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases, report scientists at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. The technique, developed by SFVAMC scientists in collaboration with a team led by Bruce Miller, MD,...