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Peter Walter: 'This Honor Really Belongs to All of Us'

September 19, 2014 More than a hundred colleagues, family and friends gathered Monday to celebrate Peter Walter, the recipient of the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors in science and medicine.

Researchers Identify Lynchpin to Activating Brown Fat Cells

October 18, 2012 Researchers at UCSF have identified the lynchpin that activates brown fat cells, which burn fat molecules instead of storing them, making them the focus of pharmaceutical research aimed at fighting obesity.

San Francisco Becomes Leading Center of Innovation in Health Care and Biosciences

October 04, 2012 UCSF and its affiliates have been major players in the transformation of San Francisco as a leading center of innovation in health care and biosciences, according to a new report released Wednesday.

Progress Fighting Malaria: A Timeline

August 30, 2011 Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a parasite transmitted from person to person by the bite of a mosquito. In the past two centuries, numerous research and public health efforts worldwide have sought to combat this ancient scourge as this timeline shows.

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.

Lanier to Deliver 54th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science

February 02, 2011 Lewis Lanier, American Cancer Society Research Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UCSF, will deliver the 54th Faculty Research Lectureship in Basic Science on February 14.

UCSF Salutes Three for Commitment to Advancing Diversity

January 21, 2011 The UCSF community recognized the stellar efforts of a student as well as faculty and staff members at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards on Jan. 25.

Libraries Host Events During Open Access Week, October 18 - 22

October 15, 2010 The libraries at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital are hosting events this week to discuss what Open Access options are available to the UCSF community for freely sharing information in scholarly journals over the Internet.

Anti-Parasite Drugs for Neglected Chagas Disease Are in the Works

July 21, 2010 Larissa Podust, PhD, is working on a new drug for Chagas disease, a neglected scourge.

Science Symposium Honoring Chancellor Emeritus Draws Capacity Crowd

June 15, 2010 Chancellor Emeritus Mike Bishop was honored recently with a symposium that aimed at shedding light on important unsolved problems in biology and biomedicine.

Julius Named to Receive the Shaw Prize

May 27, 2010 For his groundbreaking work on the sensation of touch, David Julius, PhD, professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Physiology, has been named to receive the 2010 Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine.

Pain-Sensation Research Leads to 2010 Passano Award for Julius

April 19, 2010 Noxious and downright painful stimuli are a given in every life, but they also often provide useful warnings to get out of harm’s way.