A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.
August 09, 2010
August 05, 2010
UCSF researchers are reporting the first success in very rapidly purifying one type of embryonic stem cell from a mix of many different types of embryonic stem cells in the culture dish. The technique, which avoids the need to genetically alter the cells to distinguish them, is a key advance, the researchers say, for obtaining the appropriate cells for repairing specific damaged tissues.
July 07, 2010
Gail Martin, whose first-in-field discoveries are well known by developmental biologists around the world, has been named to receive the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2011 Excellence in Science Award.
July 06, 2010
A new study by UCSF cardiologists and researchers found that high concentrations of cocoa flavanols decrease blood pressure, improve the health of blood vessels and increase the number of circulating angiogenic cells in patients with heart disease. The findings indicate that foods rich in flavanols – such as cocoa products, tea, wine, and various fruits and vegetables – have a cardio-protective benefit for heart disease patients.
July 06, 2010
UCSF offered a peek of the $123-million stem cell research facility – the first research building being constructed on the Parnassus campus in 40 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.