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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.

In Brain Cancer, Unique Genetic and "Epigenetic" Profile Means Better Odds

December 15, 2010 Brain cancers are deadly more often than not, but UCSF researchers have determined that a particular genetic signature in is associated with longer survival, a discovery that may lead to better therapies for some of the deadliest brain cancers.

Greenspan Appointed UCSF School of Dentistry's Associate Dean for Global Oral Health

October 13, 2010 John Greenspan, a distinguished professor of oral pathology and pathology in the schools of dentistry and medicine, respectively, has been appointed associate dean for Global Oral Health in the UCSF School of Dentistry.

Parkinson's Disease Protein Impedes Nerve Signaling Long Before Brain Cells Die

October 04, 2010 Synuclein is a protein that can cause Parkinson’s disease, although it is not clear how. UCSF researcher Robert Edwards, MD, now has discovered that synuclein can affect signal transmission between nerve cells long before disease symptoms arise.

New Cancer Fighting Strategy Emerges from Antibody Signaling Discovery

February 24, 2010 A new discovery about cancer and the immune system points to previously unrecognized targets for drug development to battle solid tumors.