Synthetic Speech Generated From Brain RecordingsA state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx.
Simple Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent On CT Scans Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a blood test that is currently under development and costs a fraction of the price of a brain scan may flag concussion in these CT-negative patients, enabling them to be evaluated for long-term complications.
Scorpion Toxin That Targets ‘Wasabi Receptor’ May Help Solve Mystery of Chronic PainResearchers at UC San Francisco and the University of Queensland have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the “wasabi receptor,” a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that’s responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi and the flood of tears associated with chopping onions.
Benioffs Donate $35 Million To Microbiome Research At UCSF, StanfordA San Francisco billionaire has donated $35 million to Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco to enhance their study of the human microbiome.
UCSF Dermatologist Specializes In Science, Treatment Of Dark SkinWhen it comes to dermatology, melanin makes a huge difference. BR's Betty Yu shows us a new clinic at UCSF that specializes in treating patients with dark skin.
'Skin Of Color' Clinic For Darker-Skinned Patients Opens At UC San FranciscoUniversity of California, San Francisco has opened a new clinic called Skin of Color, and patients are traveling from as far away as Santa Cruz for its services for those with darker skin.
UCSF Planned Partnership With Catholic-Based Dignity Health Criticized By LGBTQ CommunityA proposed partnership between UC San Francisco and a Catholic Church-affiliated health provider is generating a backlash among the LGBTQ community and supporters.
Patients Seeking Fountain Of Youth Turn To Stem Cell BankingThere are people who will do just about anything to try and live a longer, healthier life. The latest trend may be banking their stem cells.
UCSF Participates In Experimental Therapy Trial For Infants With Rare Genetic Disease SCIDIn the late 70's and early 80's, a small boy with a rare genetic disease was known as “David, the Bubble Boy." Now, there is cautious optimism that UCSF doctors may have found a safe cure for patients just like David.
Boyfriend Kills San Francisco Doctor In Apparent Murder-Suicide In UtahA woman who recently graduated from UCSF Medical School and was in the first year of medical residency at the University of Utah was killed by her boyfriend in an apparent murder suicide, authorities said Monday.
UCSF Study: More People With Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Receiving TransplantsAlcohol-associated liver disease -- including alcoholic cirrhosis, alcoholic cirrhosis with hepatitis C and acute alcoholic hepatitis -- has emerged as the leading reason for liver transplants in recent years.
CA First Responders Fight 'Frequent Flier' Abuse Of Emergency ServicesFirst responders in California are trying to tackle a crisis that impacts emergency crews across the country: "Frequent fliers" who tie up the system by calling 911 hundreds of times a year.
UCSF Patient Coughs Up Huge Blood Clot Shaped Like LungDoctors were stunned after a patient at UC San Francisco coughed up a six-inch blood clot that perfectly preserved the shape of his right bronchial tree.
New Study Shows Cell Phone Are Essential Lifeline For Bay Area HomelessThe majority of homeless people living in the Bay Area have cell phones or permanent access to a cell phone, which serves as an important lifeline to many services, according to a new study.
UCSF Researchers: 'Fentanyl Is A Tsunami'; Want Drug Classified As A PoisonResearchers at the University of California in San Francisco want to change the way we think of Fentanyl. In a paper published Tuesday, they called it a “contaminant, and a poison in the heroin stream."