Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD
Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.
Cell biologists at UCSF have received $15.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to set up one of two new National Centers for Systems Biology, to study how cells respond to their environment – an emerging field of research that could revolutionize medicine by creating “smart cells” to deliver medications and other therapeutics more effectively.
An inexpensive, hundred-year-old therapy for pain – aspirin – is effective in high doses for the treatment of severe headache and migraine caused by drug withdrawal, according to a new study by researchers with the UCSF Headache Center.
Michael Steinman, MD
The University of California filed a motion Sept. 20 with the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals to intervene in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case regarding whether federal funds could be used for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. UC is the nation’s first research institution to formally seek to intervene in the pending lawsuit.
Sexual development is more likely to occur earlier when a girl’s father doesn’t live in the home, according to new study findings reported by a research team led by scientists from the University of California and Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
Andrew T. Parsa, MD, PhD
Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, president of the American Association for Cancer Research, will deliver a prime time pitch for Stand Up To Cancer to raise funds for groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.