Predicting hotspots for future flu outbreaks

A major pandemic could occur if bird flu were to become highly contagious among humans.

New strategies pinpoint breast cancer risk, spare many from agony

With the help of donations from state tax filers, the California Breast Cancer Research Program funds innovative research. Studies have led to simple tests that guide treatment by distinguishing non-invasive forms of the cancer from aggressive types.

Going viral

Virus detective tracks cure for common cold by seeking a way to stop viruses from replicating.
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Mission Bay at 10

UCSF celebrates the strides it has made since it launched its Mission Bay campus a decade ago.
Lab coat with stethoscope

A prescription for increasing diversity

UC medical schools make progress in attracting underrepresented minority students.

Medical students learn through song

UCSF pathologist uses power of song to teach hard-to-learn facts

Recipe for starting a family: Add walnuts

Eating about two handfuls of the nuts a day appears to improve sperm quality.

Have iPad, will travel

UC Irvine medical students are showing the world how technology can improve health care.

Using biomarkers to identify, treat schizophrenia

Researchers say lab-based tests may be a boon to both clinicians and researchers.

Lower-nicotine cigarettes may help smokers quit

Smokers in study did not overcompensate for lower nicotine content.