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Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn Named President of Salk Institute

Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn Named President of Salk Institute

November 18, 2015

Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has been named the first woman president of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences.

New Sean N. Parker Autoimmune Research Laboratory is Launched at UCSF

New Sean N. Parker Autoimmune Research Laboratory is Launched at UCSF

November 17, 2015

A $10 million gift from The Parker Foundation, founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker, will establish a new research laboratory within the Diabetes Center at UC San Francisco devoted to understanding autoimmunity, in the hopes of laying the groundwork for new treatments for diseases ranging from type 1 diabetes to multiple sclerosis to rheumatoid arthritis.

Working Up A Sweat May Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer

Working Up A Sweat May Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer

November 17, 2015

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent.

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

November 12, 2015

Projects focus on quality of life, new treatment options, patient navigation and decision support, survivorship, among others.

Melanoma’s Genetic Trajectories Are Charted in New Study

Melanoma’s Genetic Trajectories Are Charted in New Study

November 12, 2015

An international team of scientists led by UC San Francisco researchers has mapped out the genetic trajectories taken by melanoma as it evolves from early skin lesions, known as precursors, to malignant skin cancer, which can be lethal when it invades other tissues in the body.

Three Receive UCSF Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Health

Three Receive UCSF Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Health

November 8, 2015

Community leader and philanthropist Helen Diller (1929-2015) received the UCSF Medal posthumously for her outstanding contributions to advancing health care and research.