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Chemicals in Environment Deserve Study for Possible Role in Fat Gain, Says Byers Award Recipient

December 15, 2010 Weight gain and environmental pollutants might be linked, an award-winning worm researcher suggests.

Study Links Increased BPA Exposure to Reduced Egg Quality in Women

December 15, 2010 A small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study has identified the first evidence in humans that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman’s eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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.

For Stem Cell Researchers at UCSF, Already at the Forefront, Yamanaka's Work Galvanizes Field

November 03, 2010 Scientists this week are moving into the headquarters for the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF, where they will continue to advance a field transformed by the revolutionary achievement of Shinya Yamanaka.

UCSF Institute for Human Genetics Celebrates with Symposium on October 28

October 22, 2010 Genetics experts will cover topics ranging from the metabolic syndrome, to cancer, to Neanderthal genetics at a symposium to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics.

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 Receives $15 Million to Advance Personalized Medicine

September 07, 2010 UCSF scientists will receive two grants totaling $15.1 million over the next five years to expand their research into how genes affect an individual’s response to medication and to strengthen a global network of researchers involved in these efforts.

Accolades Mount for Esteemed UCSF Human Geneticist Charles Epstein

August 16, 2010 As a leader at UCSF and in the human genetics medical research community nationally and internationally, Charles J. Epstein, MD, has helped guide human genetics into the molecular age and into the spotlight of modern medicine.

Mutant mouse reveals potential genetic pathway for alcoholism

August 12, 2010 A mutation found in a mouse gene that also appears in humans might provide new insights into the genetic roots of alcoholism, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and UCSF. The study appears in the August 12, 2010, edition of “PLoS Genetics.”

UCSF Gene Therapy Method Allays Parkinson's Symptoms

July 21, 2010 A novel technique created at UCSF to deliver a growth factor directly to brain cells has shown promising results in treating Parkinson's symptoms and could enter human clinical trials as early as next year.

UCSF transgenic mouse mimics Parkinson's earliest symptoms

May 03, 2010 UCSF researchers have created the first transgenic mouse to display the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease using the genetic mutation that is known to accompany human forms of the disease.

Young Women's Health Leadership Summit Aims to Unleash their Potential

April 26, 2010 About 250 high school girls gathered recently to hear speeches by local leaders and to discuss issues ranging from teen pregnancy to self esteem.

UCSF's Hauser appointed by President Obama to Bioethics Commission

April 08, 2010 Stephen L. Hauser, MD, the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at UCSF, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Flame Retardants, PCBs & Pesticides Found in Blood of Young Girls

March 17, 2010 Banned chemicals -- present in amounts higher than levels found in recent years in US adults -- are turning up in the blood of young girls being studied in California and Ohio. Robert Hiatt

Pancreatic cancer study reveals mechanism initiating disease, in mice

March 11, 2010 UCSF scientists have discovered how a mutated gene known as Kras is able to hijack mouse cells damaged by acute pancreatitis, putting them on the path to becoming pancreatic cancer cells.