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Study Confirms Erroneous Link Between Prostate Cancer and Retrovirus from Mice

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.

NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

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.

Well-Known Cell Protein Reveals New Tricks

Well-Known Cell Protein Reveals New Tricks

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.

Health Care Game Changers to Address DreamForce Conference

Health Care Game Changers to Address DreamForce Conference

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.

FDA, UCSF Partnership Helps Industry Identify Drug Interactions

FDA, UCSF Partnership Helps Industry Identify Drug Interactions

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.

Immunological Genome Project Researchers Probe Every Type of Immune Cell

Immunological Genome Project Researchers Probe Every Type of Immune Cell

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.