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.
October 22, 2010
Genetics experts will cover topics ranging from the metabolic syndrome, to cancer, to Neanderthal genetics at a symposium to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics.
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).
September 07, 2010
UCSF scientists will receive two grants totaling $15.1 million over the next five years to expand their research into how genes affect an individual’s response to medication and to strengthen a global network of researchers involved in these efforts.
August 16, 2010
As a leader at UCSF and in the human genetics medical research community nationally and internationally, Charles J. Epstein, MD, has helped guide human genetics into the molecular age and into the spotlight of modern medicine.
August 12, 2010
A mutation found in a mouse gene that also appears in humans might provide new insights into the genetic roots of alcoholism, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and UCSF. The study appears in the August 12, 2010, edition of “PLoS Genetics
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.
May 03, 2010
UCSF researchers have created the first transgenic mouse to display the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease using the genetic mutation that is known to accompany human forms of the disease.
April 26, 2010
About 250 high school girls gathered recently to hear speeches by local leaders and to discuss issues ranging from teen pregnancy to self esteem.
April 08, 2010
Stephen L. Hauser, MD, the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at UCSF, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
March 17, 2010
Banned chemicals -- present in amounts higher than levels found in recent years in US adults -- are turning up in the blood of young girls being studied in California and Ohio.
March 11, 2010
UCSF scientists have discovered how a mutated gene known as Kras is able to hijack mouse cells damaged by acute pancreatitis, putting them on the path to becoming pancreatic cancer cells.
January 25, 2010
Scientists have identified a gene family that plays a key role in one of the earliest stages of development in which an embryo distinguishes its left side from the right and determines how organs should be positioned within the body. The finding in mice likely will lead to a better understanding of how certain birth defects occur in humans.
January 13, 2010
UCSF has launched online and print resources designed to help consumers make smarter decisions about substances that can harm general and reproductive health. A new brochure and web page include specific tips on reducing exposure to metals and synthetic chemicals in everyday life-- at home, at work, and in the community-- and provide links to other sources with more detailed information.
January 12, 2010
UCSF and Kaiser team up to beef up a powerful resource for use in identifying risks for disease and factors that promote healthy aging.