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January 09, 2014
Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that could have enormous potential for better diagnosing and treating many types of cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
January 07, 2014
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered how the interplay between two proteins in the brain fuels the degradation and death of the class of brain cells, or neurons, that leads to Parkinson’s.
December 20, 2013
Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman kicked off a special day-long symposium recognizing the winners of the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences on Dec. 13. It was the centerpiece of a two-day celebration hosted by UCSF.
December 10, 2013
The day after the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences winners are announced, the recipients – along with 2013 recipients, UCSF Nobel laureates and other luminaries in the field – will participate in a symposium on the state of research in cancer, genetics, neurobiology and stem cells.
December 04, 2013
In a technical tour de force, UCSF scientists have determined, at near-atomic resolution, the structure of a protein that plays a central role in the perception of pain and heat.
November 21, 2013
A team led by UCSF scientists has identified the disruption of a single type of cell – in a particular brain region and at a particular time in brain development – as a significant factor in the emergence of autism.
November 12, 2013
UCSF faculty members will discuss their cutting-edge approaches to researching and delivering health care on at Dreamforce 2013’s “Unusual Thinkers” track.
November 04, 2013
UCSF, a world-renowned center for the treatment of movement disorders, is holding an event to celebrate the program’s recognition by the Bachmann-Strauss Foundation as one of three new Centers of Excellence in the field.
October 22, 2013
New research by scientists at UC San Francisco shows that one of the brain’s fundamental self-protection mechanisms depends on coordinated, finely calibrated teamwork among neurons and non-neural cells.
October 22, 2013
The National Institutes of Health is awarding $18.8 million, administered through UCSF, to support worldwide research on concussion and traumatic brain injury.

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