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Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Produced Myelin, UCSF Study Shows

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Produced Myelin, UCSF Study Shows

October 10, 2012

A Phase I clinical trial led by investigators from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and sponsored by Stem Cells Inc., showed that neural stem cells successfully engrafted into the brains of patients and appear to have produced myelin.

Prostate Cancer Dream Team Gets $10 Million Grant to Tackle Advanced Disease

Prostate Cancer Dream Team Gets $10 Million Grant to Tackle Advanced Disease

October 9, 2012

Many men survive prostate cancer, but thousands of others — whose cancer spreads — inevitably develop resistance to even the most promising treatments, leaving them with few medical options and a dwindling span of life.

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UCSF Nobel Prize Winners

October 8, 2012

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, is the fifth UCSF scientist to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Tanning Beds Linked to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Tanning Beds Linked to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

October 2, 2012

Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer — and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.

Special Programs Enhance Pediatric Cancer Care at UCSF

Special Programs Enhance Pediatric Cancer Care at UCSF

September 28, 2012

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, encouraging awareness and affirmation to the commitment of fighting pediatric cancer.

Amid Challenges, Chancellor Optimistic About UCSF Leadership as Health Sciences Innovator

Amid Challenges, Chancellor Optimistic About UCSF Leadership as Health Sciences Innovator

September 25, 2012

State budget cuts have strained UCSF's resources over the past year, but the University is adapting to the challenges and continues to lead the way in health sciences research, education and patient care, the chancellor said Tuesday.

 
New Technology to Improve Patient Care Highlighted at Dreamforce 2012

New Technology to Improve Patient Care Highlighted at Dreamforce 2012

September 24, 2012

Social media has the potential to revolutionize health care, but it will take collaboration by unusual thinkers from Silicon Valley as well as medical institutions, UCSF leaders say.

 
Secondhand Smoke Takes Large Physical and Economic Toll

Secondhand Smoke Takes Large Physical and Economic Toll

September 21, 2012

Secondhand smoke is accountable for 42,000 deaths annually to nonsmokers in the United States, including nearly 900 infants, according to a new UCSF study.

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Study Confirms Erroneous Link Between Prostate Cancer and Retrovirus from Mice

September 18, 2012

A once-promising discovery linking prostate cancer to an obscure retrovirus derived from mice was the result of an inadvertent laboratory contamination, a forensic analysis of tissue samples and lab experiments — some dating back nearly a decade — has confirmed.

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.