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Can Wellness Cure?

Can Wellness Cure?

May 30, 2013

Should anyone doubt America’s mounting health crisis, a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine makes it crystal clear. On average, Americans of all ages die sooner and experience higher rates of disease than people in 16 other rich countries.

UCSF Scientists Use Human Stem Cells to Generate Immune System in Mice

UCSF Scientists Use Human Stem Cells to Generate Immune System in Mice

May 16, 2013

Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.

Breast Oncology Team Prepares for Fundraising Walk

Breast Oncology Team Prepares for Fundraising Walk

May 10, 2013

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Program’s Breast Oncology Program (BOP) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Tri-Valley SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures) 2013 Bras for the Cause Walk.

New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

May 8, 2013

A new genomic test for prostate cancer can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of the disease, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

 
Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice

Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice

May 7, 2013

A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have found.

 
Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

May 1, 2013

More than 150 of the nation’s top innovators will convene Thursday and Friday in a summit at UC San Francisco that aims to leverage science and technology to transform health and medicine as we know it.