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UCSF-Led Study Shows Why Some Targeted Cancer Drugs Lose Effectiveness

A protein called YAP, which drives the growth of organs during development and regulates their size in adulthood, plays a key role in the emergence of resistance to targeted cancer therapies, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco...
5-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST

Brain Region Vulnerable to Aging is Larger in Those with Longevity Gene Variant

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.
21-Jan-2015 3:35 PM EST

Developing a Noninvasive Test for Endometriosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure.
21-Nov-2014 5:30 PM EST

In Autoimmune Diseases Affecting Millions, Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Risks, Cellular Culprits

Scores of autoimmune diseases afflicting one in 12 Americans — ranging from type 1 diabetes, to multiple sclerosis (MS), to rheumatoid arthritis, to asthma — mysteriously cause the immune system to harm tissues within our own bodies. Now, a new...
27-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Dozens of Genes Associated with Autism in New Research

Two major genetic studies of autism, led in part by UC San Francisco scientists and involving more than 50 laboratories worldwide, have newly implicated dozens of genes in the disorder. The research shows that rare mutations in these genes affect...
28-Oct-2014 7:00 PM EDT

Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or...
23-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam, Finds UCSF Report

California’s position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according to a new report from the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.
21-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Hospital Logs Staggering 2.5 Million Alarms in Just a Month

Following the study of a hospital that logged more than 2.5 million patient monitoring alarms in just one month, researchers at UC San Francisco have, for the first time, comprehensively defined the detailed causes as well as potential solutions for...
20-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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