New research finds a special protein may control the survival of deep, near-dormant cancer cells that allow tumors to regrow even after other cells have been eradicated.
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A team of UCSF and high school students won "Best Presentation" at the most recent international "Genetically Engineered Machine" competition, where engineering meets biology.
For the second year in a row, UCSF’s schools each received the most National Institutes of Health funding in their fields in 2014. See how the numbers break down.
A few highlights of how the National Institutes of Health funds support UCSF researchers in changing the way we approach health and health care.
A team led by UCSF's John Fahy, MD, has discovered why mucus in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis is thick, sticky and difficult to cough up, leaving these patients more vulnerable to lung infection.
Using techniques developed only over the past few years, UCSF researchers have completed experiments that overturn the scientific consensus on how the brain’s “hunger circuit” governs eating.
India Hook-Barnard, PhD, has been appointed Director of Research Strategy in the School of Medicine, where she will work with Executive Vice Dean Keith Yamamoto, PhD, developing and supporting research and research training programs.
UC San Francisco’s Jennifer Lai, MD, MBA, was recently selected as a “Top 40 under 40” in the Class of 2015 by the San Francisco Business Times. She is the only UCSF faculty member honored by the publication.
Two longtime UC San Francisco physician-researchers and a SFGH nurse have received the 2015 Heroes & Hearts Award bestowed by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Diane Havlir, MD, Edgar Pierluissi, MD, and Maya Vasquez, RN, were honored at the Foundation’s annual awards luncheon on Feb. 12 for their “impact on the community through their work at The General.”
UCSF will convene a town hall on Thursday, Feb. 26 to update the community on its global and local response to the Ebola outbreak.