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The National Academy of Sciences has bestowed UC San Francisco’s Jonathan Weissman, PhD, its the inaugural NAS Award for Scientific Discovery – presented in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics.
Open communication and a free flow of information represent the “magic pill” needed to improve many of the issues in health care related to safety, according to a new report released by the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute.
Alan Ashworth, one of the world's preeminent cancer scientists, recently began his new role as the director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A miniscule cluster of estrogen-producing nerve cells in the mouse brain exerts highly specific effects on aggressive behavior in both males and females.
Researchers at UCSF have identified the chemical that signals to roundworms when they are hungry, the same chemical implicated in several neurodegenerative disorders. The finding may provide useful clues for understanding and treating these disorders.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s commitment to precision medicine in his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address is a major step in the right direction for medicine, drug development and health worldwide.
Meet the Tetrahymena, the pear-shaped protozoa that played a starring role in Nobel Prize-winning research about aging.
The long-term care industry expects substantial growth in employment opportunities to meet growing health care demand, but the rate of exit from long-term care jobs is outpacing the rate of entry.