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March 24, 2011
Neuroscientists and engineers at UCSF and UC Berkeley have joined forces to help pioneer a new frontier of brain repair – the development of devices that would allow patients with such conditions as stroke and spinal cord injury to control prosthetics through thoughts alone.
March 23, 2011
Researchers exploring human metabolism at UCSF have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms, offering a new tool for understanding obesity and finding future treatments for diseases associated with obesity.
March 22, 2011
Cancer research pioneer Frank McCormick has been elected the new president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s oldest and largest scientific organization focused on preventing and curing cancer. 
March 21, 2011
The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Enloe Medical Center in Chico have joined forces, forming an affiliation of cancer programs to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.
March 21, 2011
Keith Yamamoto, a long-time leader of the medical school's research enterprise and a key player in shaping national science policy, has been named vice chancellor for research at UCSF.
March 21, 2011
In a live-saving pilot program that may soon become routine in California, SCID, a deadly immune disorder, is being detected at birth, thanks to a screening method developed by UCSF pediatrician Jennifer Puck.
March 14, 2011
Dramatically positioned at Parnassus Heights, the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at UCSF is gaining national recognition as a stunning architectural and engineering feat.
March 10, 2011
A team of scientists at UCSF has developed a new model for how inherited genes contribute to a common but untreatable and incurable neurodegenerative disease.
March 08, 2011
Implanting electrodes into a pea-sized part of the brain can dramatically improve life for people with severe cervical dystonia – a rare but extremely debilitating condition.
March 04, 2011
A team of researchers led by Lalita Ramakrishnan, of the University of Washington, and UCSF's Lynn Connolly has discovered that one of the reasons TB treatments take so long is because the bacteria actively fight back against the antibiotics prescribed. 

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