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Peter Walter Wins the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Peter Walter Wins the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences

January 27, 2015

Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences, which recognizes major contributions to science made by immigrants to America.
 
Q&A with Alan Ashworth

Q&A with Alan Ashworth

January 22, 2015

Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, is one of the world’s preeminent cancer scientists. This January he assumed the role of the new director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UCSF Mourns Loss of Helen Diller (1929-2015)

UCSF Mourns Loss of Helen Diller (1929-2015)

January 14, 2015

The UC San Francisco community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Helen Diller, who was a longtime champion of UCSF, in particular through her family foundation’s support of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UCSF Receives $40M Gift For Medical Center At Mission Bay

UCSF Receives $40M Gift For Medical Center At Mission Bay

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.
 

Top Trends in Health and Science for 2015

Top Trends in Health and Science for 2015

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 ...
The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing

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.
 
Two UCSF Researchers Awarded Funding for Work on Pediatric Oncology

Two UCSF Researchers Awarded Funding for Work on Pediatric Oncology

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, PhD, will share a $1.35 million award with Duke University’s Lisa Crose, PhD.
 
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Nonsmokers In Automobiles Are Exposed to Significant Secondhand Smoke

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.

Bridging the Gap in Precision Medicine

Bridging the Gap in Precision Medicine

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 ...
New Software Platform Bridges Gap in Precision Medicine for Cancer

New Software Platform Bridges Gap in Precision Medicine for Cancer

November 6, 2014

UC San Francisco has unveiled a new cloud-based software platform that significantly advances precision medicine for cancer.