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UCSF Team Describes Genetic Basis of Rare Human Diseases

July 08, 2011 Researchers at UCSF and in Michigan, North Carolina and Spain have discovered how genetic mutations cause a number of rare human diseases, which include Meckel syndrome, Joubert syndrome and several other disorders.

UCSF Finds New Bee Viruses, Offers Baseline to Study Colony Collapse

June 07, 2011 A 10-month study of healthy honey bees by UCSF scientists has identified four new viruses that infect bees, while revealing that each of the viruses or bacteria previously linked to colony collapse is present in healthy hives as well.

UCSF Joins Caltech in Creative Problem Solving to Advance Health Care

May 23, 2011 Experts at UCSF and Caltech are pushing the boundaries of creative problem solving to address important clinical problems with the hope that the talent pool at both institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, will advance health care innovation.

Men's and Women's Immune Systems Respond Differently to PTSD

April 26, 2011 Men and women had starkly different immune system responses to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, with men showing no response and women showing a strong response, in two studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Study Finds Link Between Chronic Depression and Accelerated Immune Cell Aging

April 05, 2011 Certain cases of major depression are associated with premature aging of immune cells, which may make people more susceptible to other serious illness, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study.

UCSF Team Shows How to Make Skinny Worms Fat and Fat Worms Skinny

March 23, 2011 Researchers exploring human metabolism at UCSF have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms, offering a new tool for understanding obesity and finding future treatments for diseases associated with obesity.

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.

Lanier to Deliver 54th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science

February 02, 2011 Lewis Lanier, American Cancer Society Research Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UCSF, will deliver the 54th Faculty Research Lectureship in Basic Science on February 14.

UCSF Salutes Three for Commitment to Advancing Diversity

January 21, 2011 The UCSF community recognized the stellar efforts of a student as well as faculty and staff members at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards on Jan. 25.

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.

Libraries Host Events During Open Access Week, October 18 - 22

October 15, 2010 The libraries at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital are hosting events this week to discuss what Open Access options are available to the UCSF community for freely sharing information in scholarly journals over the Internet.

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).

Environmental Health Expert Calls for Improved Scientific Study of Gulf Coast Oil Disaster

August 20, 2010 UCSF environmental health specialist Gina Solomon is calling for improved scientific study of and publicly available and robust data about the health hazards posed by the BP oil disaster.

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.

Anti-Parasite Drugs for Neglected Chagas Disease Are in the Works

July 21, 2010 Larissa Podust, PhD, is working on a new drug for Chagas disease, a neglected scourge.

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