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UCSF Researchers Among Those Recognized by President Obama

April 15, 2014 Four UCSF-affiliated researchers are among 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Pacific Islanders, South Asians and Filipinos Have Higher Rates of Diabetes Than All Other Ethnic Groups

October 15, 2012 Rates of diagnosed diabetes are much higher among some Asian subgroups than is apparent when aggregating all Asians as a whole, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) which appears in the current online issue of Diabetes Care.

Artificial Kidney Project at UCSF Receives $3 Million in New Funding

October 01, 2012 A $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation is spurring a UCSF-led effort to create the first implantable artificial kidney for patients with kidney failure.

Interactive Mobile App from UCSF and QuantiaMD Teaches People How to Manage Diabetes

September 26, 2011 A new interactive mobile phone app called DiabetesIQ challenges people to test their knowledge of diabetes and to compete with one another as they learn about the complexities of the disease.

Diabetes Public Health: UCSF Study Highlights Need for Better Guidelines

September 13, 2011 A survey of federally funded diabetes prevention and control programs in 57 U.S. states and territories has highlighted the need for better diabetes treatment guidelines that are specifically adapted to different populations. Such guidelines do not currently exist.

Fetal Tissue Plays Pivotal Role in Formation of Insulin-Producing Cells

September 06, 2011 A somewhat mysterious soft tissue found in the fetus during early development in the womb plays a pivotal role in the formation of mature beta cells the sole source of the body’s insulin. This discovery, made by scientists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Texas A&M University, may lead to new ways of addressing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

New Funding Supports Fight Against the Greatest Challenges of Preventing and Treating Diabetes

June 28, 2011 The UCSF Diabetes Family Fund for Innovative Patient Care, Education and Scientific Discovery, created by one anonymous donor who is committed to diabetes research, is financing 11 projects that support creative, collaborative and imaginative innovations in diabetes clinical care, patient education, medical training and clinical and basic research. 

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.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Single Gene Mutation in One-In-Ten Patients

March 01, 2011 A multinational study has identified a key gene mutation responsible for type 2 diabetes, a finding that could lead to developing a predictive test for the disease, identifying which current medications work best and driving pharmaceutical research to find new therapies.

UCSF Researchers Uncover Hormone Pathway to Fatty Liver Disease

March 01, 2011 Scientists at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute have discovered how a change in growth hormone activity in mice leads to fatty liver disease, a condition whose human counterpart is of rising concern worldwide.

Stem Cell Advocates Cite Personal Connection in Advancing Field

February 24, 2011 Among those cheering the recent opening of the new stem cell science building at UCSF were two patient advocates who have a personal connection to advancing the field of regenerative medicine.

New Diabetes Treatments Aim for Never-Ending Honeymoon

February 23, 2011 UCSF pediatric endocrinologist Steve Gitelman leads type 1 diabetes clinical trials with the goal of halting beta cell destruction and thereby stopping the progression of disease soon after it is diagnosed.

Pace Picks Up for Clinical Trials to Evaluate Stem Cell Therapies

February 11, 2011 Leading scientists from California companies discussed groundbreaking clinical trials of stem cell therapies during a recent scientific symposium to celebrate the opening of the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at UCSF.

Study Shows Digital Divide Among Patients with Diabetes

February 08, 2011 People with limited education and in certain racial/ ethnic minority groups are less likely to use an internet- based patient portal to interact with their health care system, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA.

Peralta Receives Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

January 19, 2011 Carmen Peralta, assistant professor of medicine, was recognized recently for her outstanding work in the field of racial and ethnic differences in kidney disease detection, progression and complications.

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