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NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

September 13, 2012

Biomedical researchers at UCSF have won five of 51 prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator awards for high-risk, high-reward research, each receiving up to $1.5 million over five years.

Well-Known Cell Protein Reveals New Tricks

Well-Known Cell Protein Reveals New Tricks

September 6, 2012

A protein called “clathrin,” which is found in every human cell and plays a critical role in transporting materials within them, also plays a key role in cell division, according to new research at the University of California, San Francisco.

Health Care Game Changers to Address DreamForce Conference

Health Care Game Changers to Address DreamForce Conference

September 5, 2012

UCSF neurosurgeon Mitchel Berger has operated on close to 4,000 brains in 28 years. He compares it to walking through a minefield.

“There are so many things that can get tripped off. The brain doesn’t have signposts,” said Berger, MD, FACS, FAANS, professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the UCSF Brain Tumor Center.

FDA, UCSF Partnership Helps Industry Identify Drug Interactions

FDA, UCSF Partnership Helps Industry Identify Drug Interactions

September 4, 2012

Drug interactions and drug side effects occur all-too-often in patients’ lives. Now there’s a new online resource to help guide pharmaceutical developers as they endeavor to improve testing for potentially harmful drug interactions before new medicines reach consumers.

Immunological Genome Project Researchers Probe Every Type of Immune Cell

Immunological Genome Project Researchers Probe Every Type of Immune Cell

August 29, 2012

They haven't cured the common cold yet, but a nationwide “big science” team aims to identify new strategies for orchestrating immune responses to better fight disease.
 

UCSF, Mayo Team Discovers Genomic Variant That Increases Risk of Brain Tumors

UCSF, Mayo Team Discovers Genomic Variant That Increases Risk of Brain Tumors

August 27, 2012

People who carry a "G" instead of an "A" at a specific spot in the sequence of their genetic code have roughly a six-fold higher risk of developing certain types of brain tumors, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Mayo Clinic.

Research Offers New Hope for HIV/AIDS Patients with Cancer

Research Offers New Hope for HIV/AIDS Patients with Cancer

August 21, 2012

A proposed new treatment to help HIV/AIDS patients suffering from Kaposi’s sarcoma, the most common form of cancer in people with HIV, is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

UCSF Invests in Technologies for Core Research Facilities

UCSF Invests in Technologies for Core Research Facilities

August 16, 2012

The UCSF Office of Research is launching a $2 million equipment award program for technology proposals that expand and improve access to core research facilities. The awards will go to “enabling technology” centers on campus that propose ways to transform current access to technologies that ...
Helping Kids Describe Cancer Symptoms Through Cartoons and Digital Technology

Helping Kids Describe Cancer Symptoms Through Cartoons and Digital Technology

August 8, 2012

How are you sleeping? Any nausea? How about pain? Monitoring symptoms is an important part of cancer care, as it guides treatment decisions.

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Marin County's High Breast Cancer Rate May be Tied to Genetics

August 7, 2012

Marin County, Calif., has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world, a fact that scientists know has nothing to do with the land itself but with some other, unknown factor.