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UCSF Wins HHMI Award for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education

December 1, 2005

UCSF's Integrated Program in Complex Biological Systems has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to initiate fundamental changes in the way PhD scientists are trained. As biomedical science becomes increasingly interdisciplinary - relying increasingly on the physical and computational ...

Study Hints at Role of Stem Cell Genes in Testicular, Breast Cancers

November 29, 2005

UCSF scientists have discovered that the activity of several embryonic stem cell genes is elevated in testicular and breast cancers, providing some of the first molecular evidence of a link between embryonic stem cells and cancer. The finding, reported in the November issue of Cancer, ...

UCSF and GE Healthcare Announce Cancer Research Collaboration

November 28, 2005

The University of California, San Francisco today announced a collaboration with GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), to develop new technology for clinical use that tracks real-time changes in tissue metabolism with unprecedented sensitivity. The collaboration will focus on developing new ...

UCSF Surgeon Develops New Spinal Surgery Technique

November 4, 2005

UCSF surgeons are using a novel technique to remove tumors from the cervical region of the spine that were previously thought "inoperable." Called a lateral paramedian transpedicular approach, the technique uses advances in spinal instrumentation and reconstructive strategies to provide a direct approach to the ...

Lecture to Focus on Lessons from the Prevention Wars"

November 1, 2005

The campus community is invited to the Fifth Annual Salvatore Pablo Lucia Memorial Lecture in Preventive Medicine on Friday, Nov.4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the UCSF School of Nursing, room N225, on the Parnassus campus. A reception will immediately follow in the School ...

Study Sheds Light on Signaling Mechanism in Stem Cells, Cancer

October 24, 2005

UCSF scientists have illuminated a key step in a signaling pathway that helps orchestrate embryonic development. The finding, they say, could lead to insights into the development of stem cells, as well as birth defects and cancers, and thus fuel therapeutic strategies. The study, reported ...