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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.