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Two UCSF Faculty Elected to AAAS

April 25, 2014 A renowned molecular biologist and an internationally acclaimed global health leader from UC San Francisco have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Media Advisory: UCSF Offers Free Medical Screenings and Seminar on Clinical Research

October 27, 2011 UCSF will celebrate “Clinical Research Education Day’’ as the host of Aware for All – San Francisco, a free health education program that is open to the public and designed to help people make informed decisions about participating in clinical research.

UCSF-Pfizer Partnership Yields Projects Aimed at Clinical Trials

October 26, 2011 An 11-month-old partnership between UCSF and Pfizer, Inc., aimed at rapidly moving new therapies into human clinical trials, has selected its first projects for funding and joint development.

"Watchful waiting" has a new set of eyes

November 29, 2010 A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor’s metabolism.

UCSF partners with Pfizer to improve drug discovery, development

November 16, 2010 UCSF and Pfizer, Inc. have formed a new partnership to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into effective new medications and therapies for patients.

UCSF team controls zebrafish heart rate with optical pacemaker

November 15, 2010 UCSF researchers have for the first time shown that an external optical pacemaker can be used in a vertebrate to control its heart rate.

UCSF experts outline new strategy to eliminate malaria

November 04, 2010 UCSF global health experts have outlined a new strategy and action plan to help countries eliminate malaria and bring the world closer to global eradication of the deadly disease.

Cell Health Linked to Positive Mood Changes in Meditation

November 03, 2010 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and researcher Elissa Epel, PhD, are co-authors with UC Davis scientists of a paper showing that the positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater activity of the enzyme telomerase.

UCSF Stem-Cell Based Neurological, Liver Therapy Strategies Advanced

October 22, 2010 UCSF scientists have received two grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to refine their human embryonic stem cell-based strategies for treating neurological diseases and liver failure.

UCSF diabetes symposium marks decade of research advances

September 24, 2010 Diabetes research is on the cusp of new advances in treatment options and in understanding the underlying causes of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Among those are potential treatments using stem cells to regenerate a patient’s ability to produce insulin, as well as upcoming clinical trials of a vaccine that potentially could prevent type 1 diabetes.

Study pinpoints how a normally defensive immune response can help HIV

May 19, 2010 Researchers have identified how a normal response to infection, one that usually serves to limit the amount of inflammation, actually contributes to disease progression and viral persistence in HIV-infected patients.

Two UCSF scientists to receive prestigious dementia research honor

February 18, 2010 Two UCSF scientists have been selected for the American Academy of Neurology’s prestigious Potamkin Prize, for their “outstanding achievements” in research on dementias.