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NIH Grant Supports Collaborative Oral Cancer Research

December 04, 2012 The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly a half-million dollars to UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute for a collaborative research project on oral cancer.

Design Science: UCSF Project Applies Innovative Thinking to Research

December 04, 2012 Cellular imaging isn’t usually top-of-mind when parents buy the popular LEGO(TM) building blocks for their kids, but the two have converged in a UCSF experiment that applies design thinking to science.

World AIDS Day Symposium to Feature Emerging Investigators

November 30, 2012 UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes will observe World AIDS Day on December 3 with a symposium featuring emerging investigators working to combat the disease.

UCSF Offers 12 Days of Fitness to Employees

November 30, 2012 UCSF employees who show their UCSF identification badge can work out for free from December 1 through the 12 at UCSF fitness centers on the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses.

Stem Cell Banks Envisioned for Regenerative Medicine

November 29, 2012 Stem cell “banks” could serve as a valuable resource for emerging treatments in the field of regenerative medicine, though challenges remain to making them a reality, according to international experts who recently gathered at UCSF.

Six UCSF Researchers Named Fellows of National Scientific Society

November 29, 2012 Six UCSF researchers have been selected this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for scientific work or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Two UCSF Faculty Named to State Committee that Identifies Toxic Chemicals

November 28, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two UCSF faculty members to a state committee that identifies chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.

Researchers Identify Protein Key in Proliferation of Lymphoma Cells

November 27, 2012 A team of researchers from UCSF and the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered how a normal biological mechanism called the “unfolded protein response,” goes awry in human lymphoma – work that may lead to the development of specific drugs to fight different forms of cancer.

UCSF Police Issue Hazardous Weather Warning

November 27, 2012 The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Warning" for the San Francisco Bay Area beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28 and through the weekend.

Background on UCSF's Animal Research Program

November 27, 2012 The University takes very seriously the care and use of the animals it studies, beginning with ensuring that as few animals as possible are used in research, UCSF leaders say.

Improving Health By Our Own Devices

November 26, 2012 Five UCSF scientists — bioengineers Tejal Desai and Shuvo Roy, MD/PhD candidate Mozziyar Etemadi, microbiologist Joe DeRisi, and physician/surgeon Michael Harrison — trace their path toward five inventions that are changing the face of medicine in a story featured in the new UCSF Magazine.

Alcohol Drinking Behavior Reduced By Inhibiting Brain Protein in Rodents

November 26, 2012 Decreasing the level of a key brain protein led to significantly less drinking and alcohol-seeking behavior in rats and mice that had been trained to drink, according to a study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF.

Massive Genomics Project Answers Questions, Poses New Ones in Health, Genetics and Aging

November 21, 2012 People with the shortest telomeres really do have a date with the Grim Reaper, according to new data coming out of the largest and most diverse genomics, health and longevity project in the nation.

Gender Differences in PTSD Risk May Be Due to Heightened Fear Conditioning in Women

November 19, 2012 Women exposed to trauma may be at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder because of a heightened fear response, according to a new study.

Cigarette Pack Health Warning Labels in US Lag Behind World

November 16, 2012 A new UCSF study shows the evolution of stricter labeling laws country by country has proceeded in fits and starts, thanks largely to efforts by the tobacco industry to block their spread around the world.

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