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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.

Smoke-Free Casinos Reduce Medical Emergencies

Smoke-Free Casinos Reduce Medical Emergencies

August 5, 2013

Commercial casinos throughout the country are often exempt from smoke-free workplace laws. Now a new study led by UC San Francisco has found that when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer emergency calls for ambulances.

Major Changes Urged for Cancer Screening and Treatment

Major Changes Urged for Cancer Screening and Treatment

July 29, 2013

To address the growing problem of people being overdiagnosed and overtreated for cancer, a group of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute and chaired by a UC San Francisco breast cancer expert is proposing a major update of the way the nation approaches diseases now classified as “cancer.”

Stem Cell Discovery Furthers Research on Cell-Based Therapy and Cancer

Stem Cell Discovery Furthers Research on Cell-Based Therapy and Cancer

July 19, 2013

Stem-cell researchers at UC San Francisco have found a key role for a protein called BMI1 that may help scientists direct the development of tissues to replace damaged organs in the human body.

 
Deadliest Cancers May Respond to New Drug Treatment Strategy

Deadliest Cancers May Respond to New Drug Treatment Strategy

July 18, 2013

UC San Francisco researchers have found a way to knock down cancers caused by a tumor-driving protein called "myc," paving the way for patients with myc-driven cancers to enroll in clinical trials for experimental treatments. 

UCSF Tops Medical Schools, Public Institutions In NIH Research Funds

UCSF Tops Medical Schools, Public Institutions In NIH Research Funds

July 16, 2013

UC San Francisco ranked second among all institutions last year in biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and was the top public recipient, while its School of Medicine led all schools in NIH grants nationwide, according to annual figures posted by the NIH.

UCSF Medical Center Again Named One of Nation's Top Hospitals

UCSF Medical Center Again Named One of Nation's Top Hospitals

July 16, 2013

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's premier hospitals for the 12th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2013-14 America's Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
 

UCSF Hosts a Day for Caregivers of Patients with Brain Disorders

UCSF Hosts a Day for Caregivers of Patients with Brain Disorders

July 12, 2013

On May 4, 2013 over 100 caregivers attended a free workshop at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus focused on coping with the unique challenges of caring for adults with brain disease. 

Intestinal Bacteria May Fuel Inflammation and Worsen HIV Disease

Intestinal Bacteria May Fuel Inflammation and Worsen HIV Disease

July 10, 2013

Changes in intestinal bacteria may help explain why successfully treated HIV patients nonetheless experience life-shortening chronic diseases earlier than those who are uninfected, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco.

Major UCSF Research Awards Focus on Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

Major UCSF Research Awards Focus on Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

June 27, 2013

Research that could revolutionize CT (computed tomography) scans – allowing better informed clinical decision-making and reducing the likelihood that patients undergo multiple scans – has been named the top winner of the Spring 2013 Catalyst Awards, a major awards program at UC San Francisco.