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Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis...

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according...

UCSF Team Reveals How the Brain Recognizes Speech Sounds

Shaping of Sound by Our Mouths Leaves an Acoustic Trail the Brain Can Follow, Say Researchers UC San Francisco researchers are reporting a detailed account...

Biases in Animal Studies May Differ From Those In Clinical Trials,...

A new analysis of animal studies on cholesterol-lowering statins by UC San Francisco researchers found that non-industry studies had results that favored the drugs...

Animal cells can communicate by reaching out and touching

Signaling through direct contact not restricted to neurons, as previously thought In a finding that directly contradicts the standard biological model of animal cell communication,...

The Fabric of Disease

If biology is destiny, then the slightest change in a gene’s DNA can become an agent of destiny. About 99.9 percent of the DNA “letters,”...

In Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation Gains Momentum

For the worst cases of type 1 diabetes, islet transplantation already has freed hundreds of people from complete dependence on insulin and from life-threatening...

UCSF First U.S. Medical School to Offer Credit For Wikipedia Articles

UC San Francisco soon will be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on...

DNA found outside genes plays largely unknown, potentially vital roles

A new UC San Francisco study highlights the potential importance of the vast majority of human DNA that lies outside of genes within the...

Blocking memories to treat booze addiction

A new study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco offers encouraging findings that researchers hope may...

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