UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Seeks Applications for Spring 2014 Cycle

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2014 cycle. The electronic-submission deadline is Monday, February 24, at 2 p.m. During the Fall 2013 cycle the

Biases in Animal Studies May Differ From Those In Clinical Trials, UCSF Study Finds

A new analysis of animal studies on cholesterol-lowering statins by UC San Francisco researchers found that non-industry studies had results that favored the drugs even more than studies funded by industry. The analysis of 63 animal studies of statins, led by Lisa Bero, PhD, UCSF professor clinical

Searching Genes to Avoid Medical Side Effects

ExRNA: Decoding Messages Between Cells

RNA has long been known to perform yeoman's duty on the intracellular assembly line, following genetic instructions to help guide protein production. But it turns out that RNA is not merely an essential and reliable, if unexciting, workhorse. Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that ventures

New Mission Bay Family House to Expand Services for Patient Families

For three decades, Family House has offered a supportive home base for families whose children are being treated for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Now, as the children’s hospital prepares for its move to a new home at Mission Bay, Family House also

Hala Borno, MD, Resident Alum : Ensuring clinical trials serve patients of color

As a war refugee, a Palestinian immigrant, and now an oncologist, Hala Borno knows that access to health care can determine whether a patient survives a life-threatening illness – or not. Cancer outcomes correlate with race and ethnicity partly because clinical drug trials fail to enroll diverse

Mission: A Tobacco-Free World

Youth smoking rates in the U.S. were at all-time lows when flavored e-cigarettes hit the market 15 years ago, sparking an epidemic of novel nicotine products. Also called vape pens, these devices heat up liquid that contains nicotine and other chemicals, creating an aerosol that’s inhaled. Pamela