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January 02, 2014
In a finding that directly contradicts the standard biological model of animal cell communication, UCSF scientists have discovered that typical cells in animals have the ability to transmit and receive biological signals by making physical contact with each other, even at long distance.
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 18, 2013
Experts across UCSF weigh in on what some of 2014's top trends are in research and patient care.
December 18, 2013
Research led by scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes has identified the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the immune system’s CD4 T cells as an HIV infection leads to AIDS. Further, they have identified an existing anti-inflammatory drug that in laboratory tests blocks the death of these cells.
December 18, 2013
A new study provides further proof that regular use of the the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada can reduce one’s risk for contracting HIV – without increasing sexual risk behavior.
December 17, 2013
Some of the world's top researchers converged at UCSF as part of a two-day celebration of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, nicknamed the "Oscars of Science."
December 17, 2013
A team led by scientists from UCSF has discovered that recurrent gliomas may have genetic profiles that are markedly different from those of the initial tumors that spawned them.
December 17, 2013
A new UCSF-led study of nearly 3,000 individuals links obesity to the development of kidney disease.
December 16, 2013
Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
December 16, 2013
Children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog in the household, and now researchers have discovered a reason why.

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