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UCSF Team Develops "Logic Gates" to Program Bacteria as Computers

December 08, 2010 A team of UCSF researchers has engineered E. coli with the key molecular circuitry that will enable genetic engineers to program cells to communicate and perform computations.

UCSF Osher Center receives challenge gift for integrative medicine

November 19, 2010 The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has received a matching-gift challenge to spur other philanthropists to contribute to the center’s new endowment.

Hearing loss study reveals role of bone hardness in tissue function

November 17, 2010 Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function.

UCSF partners with Pfizer to improve drug discovery, development

November 16, 2010 UCSF and Pfizer, Inc. have formed a new partnership to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into effective new medications and therapies for patients.

Zebrafish reveal exquisite workings of the brain

November 08, 2010 A tiny, translucent juvenile zebrafish, on the hunt for even littler prey, has offered up a big insight into how a specific circuit of nerve cells functions in the brain.

UCSF graduate programs receive top rankings in national survey

September 28, 2010 UCSF research-doctorate programs have ranked among the nation’s best in a survey released today by the National Research Council (NRC).

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 Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, comments on tobacco holdings

June 29, 2010 Let there be no question: I am strongly anti-tobacco. Over the years, my husband and I have worked with a financial adviser to manage our investment portfolio. Our practice has been to advise him on our broad financial strategy, but we did not get involved in individual stock selections. This led to the investment in the stock of a tobacco company, which conflicts with our values.

UCSF Medical Center Earns Perfect Healthcare Equality Index Score for Fourth Consecutive Year

June 07, 2010 UCSF Medical Center today became the only institution in the United States to receive a perfect score on the LGBT Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for four consecutive years.

Benefits of osteoporosis treatments outweigh possible risk of rare femoral fractures

March 24, 2010 The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or the thigh bone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the drug family known as bisphosphonates, according to a new study led by a team of UCSF epidemiologists.

UCSF researchers identify regulator of human sperm cells

February 03, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified an elusive molecular regulator that controls the ability of human sperm to reach and fertilize the egg, a finding that has implications on both treating male infertility and preventing pregnancy.

Variable doses of radiation raise safety concerns for CT procedures

December 14, 2009 Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer, according to a new study led by UCSF imaging specialists.