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Tobacco Smoke Affects Early Human Embryonic Development

Tobacco Smoke Affects Early Human Embryonic Development

March 15, 2012

Scientists have gained insight into how second-hand tobacco smoke damages the earliest stages of human embryonic development.

UCSF Translational Informatics Co-Hosts 2012 Onsemble Spring Conference

UCSF Translational Informatics Co-Hosts 2012 Onsemble Spring Conference

March 5, 2012

Onsemble, the user community for OnCore, UCSF’s new enterprise wide Clinical Research Informatics System, is comprised of over 40 Academic Centers and Stand Alone Premier hospitals, including the majority of NCI Designated Cancer Centers, which includes other University of California campuses.

Cancer Therapy More Potent When It Hits Two Targets

Cancer Therapy More Potent When It Hits Two Targets

February 24, 2012

Simultaneous targeting of two different molecules in cancer is an effective way to shrink tumors, block invasion, and stop metastasis, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found — work that may improve the effectiveness of combination treatments that include drugs like Avastin.

Cancer Research Shows Promise of New Drugs

Cancer Research Shows Promise of New Drugs

February 22, 2012

Uncovering the network of genes regulated by a crucial molecule involved in cancer called mTOR, which controls protein production inside cells, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered how a protein “master regulator” goes awry, leading to metastasis, the fatal step of cancer.

Vigorous Exercise Linked to Gene Activity in Prostate

Vigorous Exercise Linked to Gene Activity in Prostate

February 1, 2012

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have identified nearly 200 genes in the healthy prostate tissue of men with low-grade prostate cancer that may help explain how physical activity improves survival from the disease.

UCSF School of Medicine Leaders Explore Bioinformatics in Research, Patient Care and Education

UCSF School of Medicine Leaders Explore Bioinformatics in Research, Patient Care and Education

January 30, 2012

In the world of bioinformatics, the rush is on to extract gold from a data mine.