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Deadliest Cancers May Respond to New Drug Treatment Strategy

Deadliest Cancers May Respond to New Drug Treatment Strategy

July 18, 2013

UC San Francisco researchers have found a way to knock down cancers caused by a tumor-driving protein called "myc," paving the way for patients with myc-driven cancers to enroll in clinical trials for experimental treatments. 

UCSF Tops Medical Schools, Public Institutions In NIH Research Funds

UCSF Tops Medical Schools, Public Institutions In NIH Research Funds

July 16, 2013

UC San Francisco ranked second among all institutions last year in biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and was the top public recipient, while its School of Medicine led all schools in NIH grants nationwide, according to annual figures posted by the NIH.

UCSF Medical Center Again Named One of Nation's Top Hospitals

UCSF Medical Center Again Named One of Nation's Top Hospitals

July 16, 2013

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's premier hospitals for the 12th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2013-14 America's Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
 

UCSF Hosts a Day for Caregivers of Patients with Brain Disorders

UCSF Hosts a Day for Caregivers of Patients with Brain Disorders

July 12, 2013

On May 4, 2013 over 100 caregivers attended a free workshop at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus focused on coping with the unique challenges of caring for adults with brain disease. 

Intestinal Bacteria May Fuel Inflammation and Worsen HIV Disease

Intestinal Bacteria May Fuel Inflammation and Worsen HIV Disease

July 10, 2013

Changes in intestinal bacteria may help explain why successfully treated HIV patients nonetheless experience life-shortening chronic diseases earlier than those who are uninfected, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco.

Major UCSF Research Awards Focus on Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

Major UCSF Research Awards Focus on Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

June 27, 2013

Research that could revolutionize CT (computed tomography) scans – allowing better informed clinical decision-making and reducing the likelihood that patients undergo multiple scans – has been named the top winner of the Spring 2013 Catalyst Awards, a major awards program at UC San Francisco.

Researchers Extol Virtues of Team Science in Quest for HIV Cure

Researchers Extol Virtues of Team Science in Quest for HIV Cure

June 25, 2013

In a lecture that represents one of the top recognitions that researchers can receive from their peers, two veteran UCSF doctors who have been battling the AIDS epidemic for decades retraced past efforts and described their ongoing quest for a cure for HIV.

Aspirin May Fight Cancer by Slowing DNA Damage

Aspirin May Fight Cancer by Slowing DNA Damage

June 18, 2013

Aspirin is known to lower risk for some cancers, and a new study led by a UC San Francisco scientist points to a possible explanation, with the discovery that aspirin slows the accumulation of DNA mutations in abnormal cells in at least one pre-cancerous condition.

UCSF Community Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling that Human Genes Can't Be Patented

UCSF Community Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling that Human Genes Can't Be Patented

June 13, 2013

The scientific community at UC San Francisco is reacting positively to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling on Thursday that human genes cannot be patented.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Ranked Among Nation's Best

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Ranked Among Nation's Best

June 11, 2013

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital earned its highest rankings in the specialties of diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and gastroenterology.