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Campus News

UCSF Offers Summer Session of Mini Medical School for Public

June 23, 2010 The public is welcome to attend UCSF Mini Medical School’s summer program, which addresses several hot topics in stem cell research that foreshadow the future of modern medicine as well as advances in primary care.

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Showcases Research Progress

May 25, 2010 The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted an afternoon event on the Mission Bay campus on May 12 to showcase recent progress and current research directions in the fight against cancer.

Discovery of stem cell illuminates human brain evolution, points to therapies

May 24, 2010 UCSF scientists have discovered a new stem cell in the developing human brain. The cell produces nerve cells that help form the neocortex – the site of higher cognitive function -- and likely accounts for the dramatic expansion of the region in the lineages that lead to man, the researchers say.

Dean Hawgood Gives Preview of Stem Cell Building

May 24, 2010 The UCSF community can get a preview of the new stem cell building now under construction on the Parnassus campus by checking out a blog by Sam Hawgood, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine.

Stem Cell Researchers Get Advice on Clinical Trials from UCSF Chancellor

April 15, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann recently urged stem cell researchers to focus on the primary goal – making new treatments broadly available to benefit patients.

New period of brain "plasticity" created with transplanted embryonic cells

March 25, 2010 UCSF scientists report that they were able to prompt a new period of “plasticity,” or capacity for change, in the neural circuitry of the visual cortex of juvenile mice.

Novel Parkinson's treatment strategy involves cell transplantation

March 25, 2010 UCSF scientists have used a novel cell-based strategy to treat motor symptoms in rats with a disease designed to mimic Parkinson’s disease. The strategy suggests a promising approach, the scientists say, for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, including epilepsy.

Promise of "Pluripotent" Stem Cells from Adult Tissue Is Questioned

March 08, 2010 Stem cells derived from adult tissues differ from embryonic stem cells, researchers find.

Egg Donors Should be Told of Possible Stem Cell Use, UCSF Group Says

February 19, 2010 A UCSF group recommends that egg and sperm donors for in-vitro fertilization be provided information on possible use of embryos in stem cell research.

NIH stem cell guidelines should be modified, UCSF team reports

February 18, 2010 A UCSF team, led by bioethicist Bernard Lo, MD, recommends that the National Institutes of Health ethics guidelines for embryonic stem cell research be modified to better protect the rights of individuals donating egg or sperm to patients undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Yamanaka to Receive 2010 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

February 02, 2010 Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist who reprogrammed adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells, has been chosen to receive the 2010 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.

UCSF study analyzes California stem cell initiative progress

January 14, 2010 The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has overcome start-up challenges, been selectively influenced by criticism, and ultimately has adhered to its core mission, according to a new UCSF analysis published in the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). UCSF researchers Joel W. Adelson, MD, PhD, MPH, and Joanna K. Weinberg, JD, LLM, both with the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging, School of Nursing, interviewed major stakeholders—supporters and opponents—and analyzed documents and meeting notes for the analysis.

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