Recent articles by Pete Farley

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

August 07, 2014
New research partly led by UCSF-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated.

UCSF Researchers Uncover an Unexpected Role for Endostatin in the Nervous System

July 24, 2014
Researchers at UCSF have discovered that endostatin, a protein that once aroused intense interest as a possible cancer treatment, plays a key role in the stable functioning of the nervous system.

New Compound Treats Both Blindness and Diabetes in Animal Studies

July 10, 2014
In a new study led by UCSF scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes.

Innovative Research Tool Pinpoints Potential Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

July 08, 2014
A team led by UCSF scientists has identified eight drugs that may stimulate nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Running, Combined with Visual Experience, Restores Brain Function

June 26, 2014
In a new study by UC San Francisco scientists, running, when accompanied by visual stimuli, restored brain function to normal levels in mice that had been deprived of visual experience in early life.

How a Thick “Sugar Coating” on Cells May Drive Aggressive Cancers

June 25, 2014
UCSF scientists have shown that cancer-induced structural changes in a sugary coating ensheathing cells can promote mechanical interactions that fuel tumor growth and metastasis.

Longer Telomeres Linked to Risk of Brain Cancer

June 08, 2014
New genomic research led by UCSF scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.

New Venture Aims to Understand and Heal Disrupted Brain Circuitry to Treat Mental Illnesses

May 27, 2014
Scientists and physicians at UCSF are leading a $26 million, multi-institutional research program to better understand and treat a range of common, debilitating psychiatric disorders.

UCSF Researchers Drive Major Progress in Lung Disease

May 18, 2014
Researchers from UCSF played major roles in five significant multicenter studies of lung disease published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Rare Polio-Like Disease in California

April 29, 2014
Over the past 18 months, physicians in California have observed on rare occasions what may be a new disease, one in which patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg.