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Science Symposium Honoring Chancellor Emeritus Draws Capacity Crowd

June 15, 2010 Chancellor Emeritus Mike Bishop was honored recently with a symposium that aimed at shedding light on important unsolved problems in biology and biomedicine.

Julius Named to Receive the Shaw Prize

May 27, 2010 For his groundbreaking work on the sensation of touch, David Julius, PhD, professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Physiology, has been named to receive the 2010 Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine.

Pain-Sensation Research Leads to 2010 Passano Award for Julius

April 19, 2010 Noxious and downright painful stimuli are a given in every life, but they also often provide useful warnings to get out of harm’s way.

UCSF Celebrates Milestone Service

April 15, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann recently congratulated members of the UCSF community who have served at the University for a decade or longer.

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

UCSF researchers identify a molecular link between thymic tumors and autoimmunity

February 26, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that explains why patients with tumors of the thymus, or thymoma, often develop autoimmune disorders.

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.

Gene family found to play key role in early stages of development

January 25, 2010 Scientists have identified a gene family that plays a key role in one of the earliest stages of development in which an embryo distinguishes its left side from the right and determines how organs should be positioned within the body. The finding in mice likely will lead to a better understanding of how certain birth defects occur in humans.

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