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UCSF Awarded $20M Federal Grant on Tobacco Regulatory Sciences

UCSF Awarded $20M Federal Grant on Tobacco Regulatory Sciences

September 19, 2013

UC San Francisco will receive a five-year, $20 million grant as part of a first-of-its-kind tobacco science regulatory program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Aging

Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Aging

September 16, 2013

A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging.

UCSF Receives $4.5M to Study Value of Gene Sequencing in Newborns

UCSF Receives $4.5M to Study Value of Gene Sequencing in Newborns

September 4, 2013

UC San Francisco will receive $4.5 million over the next five years for a pilot project to assess whether large-scale gene sequencing aimed at detecting disorders and conditions can and should become a routine part of newborn testing.

Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

August 30, 2013

In the 1980s, Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, was working as a clinical nurse specialist in a pain management center at the University Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

UCSF to Go Completely Smoke-Free on September 3

UCSF to Go Completely Smoke-Free on September 3

August 27, 2013

As a nationally recognized health care institution and health sciences university, UC San Francisco will be the first University of California campus to implement a tobacco-free policy.
Thyroid Cancer Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified, Researchers Say

Thyroid Cancer Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified, Researchers Say

August 26, 2013

A team led by UC San Francisco researchers has called for simplified guidelines on when to biopsy thyroid nodules for cancer, which they say would result in fewer unnecessary biopsies.

Homegrown Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research Returns to UCSF

Homegrown Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research Returns to UCSF

August 20, 2013

Septembeard.org is a clever non-profit, founded by patient Art Wagner, which raises funds for prostate cancer research by asking volunteers to grow beards during September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Sugar Helps Scientists Find and Assess Prostate Tumors

Sugar Helps Scientists Find and Assess Prostate Tumors

August 18, 2013

A natural form of sugar could offer a new, noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and potentially see whether cancer medication is effective, by means of a new imaging technology developed at UC San Francisco in collaboration with GE Healthcare.

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Fall 2013 Cycle

UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Fall 2013 Cycle

August 16, 2013

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which incorporates a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Fall 2013 cycle.

 
Researchers Discover Leukemia's Role in Inhibiting Immune Cell Development

Researchers Discover Leukemia's Role in Inhibiting Immune Cell Development

August 8, 2013

UCSF’s Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD, an expert on how the blood system arises during development, recently led a study in which researchers discovered how leukemia, a blood cancer, can gain a stronghold in bone marrow and inhibit the development of normal immune cells.