Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF have made an important breakthrough: they have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish.
February 23, 2014
February 20, 2014
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have devised a new method that allows for the more efficient and complete reprogramming of skin cells into cells that are virtually indistinguishable from heart muscle cells.
February 19, 2014
Genetic testing can help doctors choose the most effective and economical drugs to prevent blood clots in the half a million patients in the U.S. who receive coronary stents each year, according to a new study led by a UCSF researcher.
February 12, 2014
UCSF's four professional schools topped the nation in federal research funding in 2013, with the University ranking second overall in funds from the National Institutes of Health.
February 06, 2014
Scientists, harnessing the power of regenerative medicine, have developed a technique in animal models that could replenish the cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes.
February 03, 2014
A new study led by researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is the first to evaluate whether purified cannabinoid is effective in treating severe forms of childhood epilepsy.
February 03, 2014
New guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would save the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a UCSF-led study.
January 30, 2014
UCSF researchers are reporting a detailed account of how speech sounds are identified by the human brain. The finding offers unprecedented insight into the basis of human language and may shed light on language disorders, including dyslexia.
January 28, 2014
The funding will allow the UCSF team to continue to pursue development of the Smart Diaphragm, a wireless monitoring and warning system for early signs of preterm birth.
January 24, 2014
UCSF researchers have shown that, in mice at least, pregnancy complications after fetal surgery are triggered by activation of the mother’s T cells.