March 11, 2013
Improving technologies are rapidly cutting the cost of whole genome sequencing, a process that reveals the complete library of a patient’s genetic information. Indeed, the era of the $1,000 genome — a catchphrase for the test’s relative affordability — appears imminent.
March 8, 2013
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Friday that the federal government’s budget cuts through sequestration hurt the health and wellbeing of Americans.
March 4, 2013
UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of cells – a discovery that could have important potential for regenerative medicine.
February 25, 2013
Researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have received a $1.75 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to support the discovery of innovative treatments for childhood cancer.
February 21, 2013
In the coming months, residents throughout Northern California will hear why UCSF Medical Center is the place to come for the latest, most effective health care.
February 13, 2013
Over a span of nearly 20 years, California’s tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco (UCSF).
February 12, 2013
Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered.
February 8, 2013
Rather than being a purely grassroots movement that arose spontaneously in 2009, the Tea Party developed in part as a result of tobacco industry efforts to oppose smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes beginning in the 1980s, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
February 6, 2013
As a young pediatric nurse in a Minnesota hospital in the early 1970s, Barbara Koenig became acquainted with the constellation of new technologies designed to save children’s lives.
February 5, 2013
Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.