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UCSF to Hold Free Skin Cancer Screening as Part of Guinness World Record Attempt May 6

March 24, 2006

Members of the public are invited to undergo free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 6, at a UCSF community event that is part of a national effort to set a new Guinness world record. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 ...
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UCSF Nicotine Expert Receives National Award

March 17, 2006

Neal Benowitz, MD, a professor at University of California, San Francisco, has been recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). Benowitz received the 2006 Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Award in Therapeutics, which honors individual scientists for their outstanding contributions in drug ...
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Colleagues Honor Chancellor Bishop's Life in Science

March 8, 2006

Friends and colleagues have organized "An Unexpected Life in Science: A Symposium in Honor of J. Michael Bishop," a two-day event beginning Thursday, March 9. The two-day symposium, featuring talks by current and former UCSF faculty members, will convene in the Robertson Auditorium at the ...
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"Virus Chip Detects New Virus in Prostate Tumors

February 24, 2006

UCSF and Cleveland Clinic scientists have discovered a new virus in human prostate tumors. The type of virus, closely related to viruses typically found in mice, has never been detected in humans. The virus's link to human disease is still unclear, and more study is ...
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UCSF Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Receives Infusion of Funds

February 16, 2006

Eleven UCSF faculty members, representing medical disciplines as far ranging as breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and heart development research, were among scientists awarded funding today by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for human embryonic stem cell research. Eight of the UCSF grants were ...
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Researchers Identify Strategy for Overcoming Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

February 14, 2006

UCSF researchers have discovered why drugs designed to target about one out of every four cases of breast cancer often fail to save women's lives or to stop these tumors from growing. Due to genetic abnormalities, the breast cancers targeted by these drugs make unusually ...