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CTSI Research Award Helps Move Promise to Product at UCSF

September 19, 2011 Faculty are encouraged to apply for the T1 Translational Catalyst Award, which is designed to help drive promising, early-stage research through the lengthy and complex process of bringing products and procedures to patients.

Brain Research at UCSF Aims to Help Distracted Remember

July 18, 2011 UCSF cognitive neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley has used functional brain imaging and EEG studies to discover that older adults fare worse than younger adults at remembering following distractions. He hopes to improve their performance with cognitive training, using a newly developed video game.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

July 18, 2011 With renewed funding by the National Institutes of Health, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF is poised to further accelerate the translation into clinical therapies, export its successes to other institutions and create initiatives to bring better health to more people more quickly. Explore this web package.

NIH Director Says Timing Right to Reengineer Translational Science

July 18, 2011 Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes the scientific goals and functions of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a proposed new entity of the NIH that will strive to reengineer the process of developing drugs, diagnostics, and devices. 

UCSF to Lead First Annual Bay Area Science Festival: October 29-November 6

July 14, 2011 UCSF is the lead partner in the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival that will bring together an unprecedented brain trust of the region’s scientific and educational partners to produce what is expected to be one of the largest science-based events ever held in the United States.

CTSI Achievements

July 10, 2011 UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has made several important contributions as it supports the University's advancing health worldwide mission.

UCSF Botulism Research Translates Into Bioterrorism Treatment

May 05, 2011 UCSF's basic research over nearly two decades has led to the first novel antitoxin to treat botulism in nearly a century – becoming the first recombinant human therapy to target one of the most dangerous substances known to man and offering a new defense against bioterrorism.

Stem Cell Discoveries Pace Growing Understanding of Human Brain's Uniqueness

April 26, 2011 Scientists are making great strides in figuring out how the human brain develops, which are leading to novel ideas about the causes of a range of brain disorders, and are raising hopes for the regeneration of tissue that is lost in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 

Mayor Gets First Hand Look at How San Francisco General Hospital Serves the City

April 15, 2011 San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee toured San Francisco General Hospital, where UCSF physicians and allied health care professionals provide patient care services, including the City's only level one trauma center.

Five UCSF Scientists Named National Science Fellows

January 27, 2011 Five basic scientists at UCSF will be awarded the distinction of fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on February 19.

Preserving Oral Health for a Lifetime

January 05, 2011 Susan Hyde, an award-winning professor and scientist with the UCSF School of Dentistry, promotes practices that preserve oral health and quality of life for both patients and practitioners.

"Watchful waiting" has a new set of eyes

November 29, 2010 A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor’s metabolism.

Inaugural UC Global Health Day to Highlight Research

November 23, 2010 University of California scholars will gather at UC Irvine on November 30 to showcase research aimed at improving the health of the world.

Medal in Hand, Prusiner's Sights Are on Conquering Brain Diseases

November 19, 2010 UCSF’s Stanley Prusiner, who received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, urges today’s students to become the next generation of scientists.

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.

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