Research

MRI with Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) Techniques Can Improve Myelin Imaging in the Brain: New Research from UCSF Radiology

Peder Larson, PhD and his research group had their paper chosen as an August 2018 Editor's Pick in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

UCSF Study Finds Breast Imaging Follow-Up Varies Across the Country

A new study by researchers at UC San Francisco looked at follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer across the country.

Brain Health Registry Manuscript Published in ‘Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association’

Michael Weiner, MD, and his team have written a paper on the Brain Health Registry that has been published in 'Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.'

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.

Michael Evans, PhD, Awarded Major Grant from the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program of the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program

Dr. Michael Evans was recently awarded a research grant that aims to develop new drugs to more effectively treat or eliminate tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC. The research team has developed an innovative strategy that will allow them to screen for antibody fragments specific for cells lacking TSC1 or TSC2.

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.

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