Research

UCSF’s Jennifer Yokoyama Interviewed about ALS Research Study

Jennifer Yokoyama, PhD, discussed a recent UCSF-led ALS research study in a radio interview on KCBS.

Broad Data Analysis Points to Genetic Similarities Between ALS and a Form of Dementia

Researchers have identified two previously unrecognized genetic risks that are significantly associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - one of which is also a risk factor for frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The study, published April 9, 2018 in JAMA Neurology is the largest analysis to date of genetic data in ALS.

Establishing a Link Between Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Immune Dysfunction

Researchers have discovered a new link between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and immune dysfunction. Their study, Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies, was published in the January 2018 edition of PLOS Medicine and represents the single largest FTD genetics study to date.

Tackling Lower Back Pain and Joint Degeneration Through Research

Through the use of imaging, Dr. Sharmila Majumdar and her team of musculoskeletal researchers have sought to find specific identifiers of joint degeneration.

Tackling Prostate Cancer with Innovative Imaging Techniques

For John Kurhanewicz, PhD, and other researchers at UCSF, it’s important to work in an environment that not only supports their research, but provides the funding necessary for equipment and technological resources.

Enabling Precise and Individualized Cancer Treatment with Biomarkers

In Dr. Sabrina Ronen’s lab, researchers are focusing on developing new, non-invasive imaging biomarker indicators to address multiple types of cancers–from breast cancer, prostate cancer and higher-grade aggressive glioblastoma brain tumors to lower-grade, somewhat less aggressive tumors of the brain.

Research Interest Groups at UCSF: Connecting Faculty, Creating Legacy

The UCSF Research Interest Groups (RIGs) are a success story for many reasons. In this post, hear from Dr. Vigneron and other members of the Research Interest Group to understand what makes RIGs work:

Using Augmented Reality Applications to Visualize 3D Radiology Images

Dr. Jesse Courtier is currently working with Bencin Studios to develop an imaging application for Microsoft HoloLens, the first self-contained holographic computer, enabling users to engage with digital content and interact with holograms in the surrounding real world.

Radiology’s Role in Cross-Department Collaboration

From oncology to cardiology, Alzheimer’s disease to stroke, imaging faculty have an impact on nearly all the conditions that have research or clinical relevance to the UCSF campus.