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Most Liver Transplant Candidates Receive Donation Offers

October 22, 2012 Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study.

Artificial Kidney Project at UCSF Receives $3 Million in New Funding

October 01, 2012 A $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation is spurring a UCSF-led effort to create the first implantable artificial kidney for patients with kidney failure.

QB3 Signs Agreement to Accelerate Innovation

October 26, 2011 The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) has signed an agreement with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT) to fund University of California proof-of-concept research that brings innovative science to market.

UCSF Receives Largest Estate Gift in Its History

February 28, 2011 UCSF has received $48 million from the estate of Nina Ireland, a long-time supporter of UCSF, to further the university’s leadership in studying and treating a host of complex pulmonary conditions.

Mother's Stem Cells Likely Key to Treating Genetic Disease Before Birth

January 18, 2011 UCSF researchers have tackled a decade-long scientific conundrum, and their discovery is expected to lead to significant advances in using stem cells to treat genetic diseases before birth.

UCSF team finds new source of immune cells during pregnancy

December 16, 2010 UCSF researchers have shown for the first time that the human fetal immune system arises from an entirely different source than the adult immune system, and is more likely to tolerate than fight foreign substances in its environment.

UCSF diabetes symposium marks decade of research advances

September 24, 2010 Diabetes research is on the cusp of new advances in treatment options and in understanding the underlying causes of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Among those are potential treatments using stem cells to regenerate a patient’s ability to produce insulin, as well as upcoming clinical trials of a vaccine that potentially could prevent type 1 diabetes.

UCSF Medical Center & Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno join forces to enhance local patient care

September 24, 2010 Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the two leading cancer programs in their regions, have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.

UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis

September 02, 2010 UCSF researchers today unveiled a prototype model of the first implantable artificial kidney, in a development that one day could eliminate the need for dialysis.

UCSF-led team discovers familial link in rare childhood leukemia

August 09, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.

UCSF honors pediatric transplant patients at 15th annual picnic

August 04, 2010 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will celebrate children and their families at the 15th annual Pediatric Transplant Picnic.