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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.