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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.