January 10, 2015
UC San Francisco has received a $40 million gift from angel investor and philanthropist Ron Conway, his wife Gayle, and sons Ronny, Topher and Danny, to help fund the outpatient medical building at the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which opens on Feb. 1 on UCSF’s world-renowned biomedical research campus.
December 17, 2014
"For the first time ever, we're able to pinpoint to important molecular features shared by cancers that affect different tissues, and, conversely, to make important distinctions between cancers that affect the same tissue. This will have huge implications for therapy as we begin to ...
December 9, 2014
The idea of art as medicine dates back to antiquity, but recently the concept is drawing increasing interest from the medical and science communities.
December 2, 2014
Two UC San Francisco faculty members are among three promising young researchers nationally recognized for their work in pediatric oncology. UCSF’s Adam de Smith, PhD
, and Kyle Walsh, Ph
D, will share a $1.35 million award with Duke University’s Lisa Crose, PhD.
November 13, 2014
Nonsmokers sitting in an automobile with a smoker for one hour had markers of significantly increased levels of carcinogens and other toxins in their urine, indicating that secondhand smoke in motor vehicles poses a potentially major health risk according to a groundbreaking study led by UC San Francisco researchers.
November 7, 2014
For entertainment giants such as Netflix and HBO, there’s an oft-cited concept known as “the last mile.”
It refers to the performance bottleneck that can arise in the short, final stretch of cable that links their vast, sophisticated server farms to the humble jack ...
November 6, 2014
UC San Francisco has unveiled a new cloud-based software platform that significantly advances precision medicine for cancer.
November 4, 2014
It offers whimsical works of art by celebrated artists, interactive exhibits designed by the Exploratorium and acres of rooftop gardens. When UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco moves to its new home at Mission Bay, it will even feature a fleet of robots that glide silently across hospital hallways bearing food trays or linens.
November 4, 2014
Genetically engineering tumors in mice, a technique that has dominated cancer research for decades, may not replicate important features of cancers caused by exposure to environmental carcinogens, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists.
October 27, 2014
For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or adolescents to fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.