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Pyle Leads News and Media Relations as News Director

November 16, 2010 Amy Pyle, a veteran journalist with more than 20 years experience in communications, has joined UCSF as executive director of news and media relations.

Teeth Earn Starring Role in Field of Regenerative Medicine

November 11, 2010 Ophir Klein wants to use stem cells to grow teeth. Because teeth are simple in comparison to large, vital organs, they may serve as a proving ground for regenerative medicine.

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 Stem-Cell Based Neurological, Liver Therapy Strategies Advanced

October 22, 2010 UCSF scientists have received two grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to refine their human embryonic stem cell-based strategies for treating neurological diseases and liver failure.

UCSF Tops California Universities with Four NIH Director's New Innovator Awards

September 30, 2010 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 30 announced 52 highly competitive awards for high-risk, high-payoff research for young biomedical scientists, and UCSF tops California institutions with four recipients.

Diabetes Center Celebrates 10 Years of Success, Charts Future Course

September 28, 2010 The UCSF Diabetes Center symposium marks its 10th anniversary.

Justice Department Declines UC stem Cell Motion

September 24, 2010 The U.S. Department of Justice declined to consent to the University of California’s motion to intervene in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case regarding federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, on which UC had made a motion to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals on Sept. 20.

UCSF's Kriegstein, UC File in Court on Stem Cell Injunction

September 20, 2010 The University of California filed a motion Sept. 20 with the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals to intervene in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case regarding whether federal funds could be used for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. UC is the nation’s first research institution to formally seek to intervene in the pending lawsuit.

Symposium to Highlight Prospects, Challenges of Translating Stem Cell Science into Future Therapies

August 30, 2010 UCSF is co-sponsoring a symposium on September 27 and 28 to provide scientists and physicians with the “nuts and bolts” of translating stem cell science into cell-based products for clinical trials.

Blood Stem Cell, Leukemia Link Illuminated in UCSF-Led Study

August 16, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.

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.

Human embryonic stem cells purified in new, rapid technique

August 05, 2010 UCSF researchers are reporting the first success in very rapidly purifying one type of embryonic stem cell from a mix of many different types of embryonic stem cells in the culture dish. The technique, which avoids the need to genetically alter the cells to distinguish them, is a key advance, the researchers say, for obtaining the appropriate cells for repairing specific damaged tissues.

Martin to Receive National Excellence in Science Award

July 07, 2010 Gail Martin, whose first-in-field discoveries are well known by developmental biologists around the world, has been named to receive the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2011 Excellence in Science Award.

Cocoa flavanols improve vascular and blood pressure measures for coronary artery disease patients

July 06, 2010 A new study by UCSF cardiologists and researchers found that high concentrations of cocoa flavanols decrease blood pressure, improve the health of blood vessels and increase the number of circulating angiogenic cells in patients with heart disease. The findings indicate that foods rich in flavanols – such as cocoa products, tea, wine, and various fruits and vegetables – have a cardio-protective benefit for heart disease patients.

Stem Cell Enthusiasts Tour New Parnassus Heights Research Building

July 06, 2010 UCSF offered a peek of the $123-million stem cell research facility – the first research building being constructed on the Parnassus campus in 40 years.

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