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UCSF Team Engineers 'Safety Switches' for Immune Therapies

UCSF Team Engineers 'Safety Switches' for Immune Therapies

July 24, 2012

A UCSF team has harnessed a natural protein in bacteria to create a "pause switch" in immune cells, potentially leading to more effective and safer immune therapies for diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.

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Deadly Liver Cancer May Be Triggered by Cells Changing Identity, UCSF Study Shows

July 16, 2012

A rare type of cancer thought to derive from cells in the bile ducts of the liver may actually develop when one type of liver cell morphs into a totally different type, a process scientists used to consider all but impossible.

Scientist Arthur Weiss Praised for Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring

Scientist Arthur Weiss Praised for Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring

July 12, 2012

Over the years, internationally renowned UCSF scientist Arthur Weiss has shepherded and shaped the careers of many scientists who still treasure his straightforward manner and generosity of spirit.

HIV Research: A Long View on a Small Virus

HIV Research: A Long View on a Small Virus

July 11, 2012

Halfway down a long corridor in the middle of UCSF Medical Center, a white-coatedJay Levy, MD, paused recently to reflect on HIV — a disease that has defined a generation, continues to plague the world and may yet be vanquished.

Support for Cancer Patients is Just Phone Call Away

Support for Cancer Patients is Just Phone Call Away

July 10, 2012

Cancer patients across the country have a new way to navigate through difficult treatment decisions and communicate better with their doctors. “Open to Options,’’ which recently launched nationally, was developed in conjunction with UCSF to guide patients in making critical health decisions.

San Francisco's Mission Bay Lands $10 Million Transportation Grant

San Francisco's Mission Bay Lands $10 Million Transportation Grant

July 3, 2012

Under sunny skies at UCSF Mission Bay on June 22, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, joined House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to celebrate a $10 million federal grant for transportation improvements at Mission Bay.