A UCSF-led team has identified a common variant of a gene known as Aurora2 that may increase susceptibility to cancer development. The finding provides one of the first examples of an elusive type of "low penetrance" tumor susceptibility gene in humans.
July 24, 2003
In a world where news and information are in demand around the clock, the campus is offering 10 new stations to tap into the Internet for free.
July 22, 2003
Science is moving full speed ahead in the country's largest academic biomedical research expansion.
July 21, 2003
The UCSF School of Nursing will become the site of a national Center for Personal Assistance Services, thanks to a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
July 17, 2003
UCSF Medical Center has been named the seventh best hospital in the nation, making it the highest ranked medical center in Northern California, in a report published by U.S.News & World Report.
July 16, 2003
A UCSF-led team has demonstrated that the cerebral cortex, the site of higher cognitive functions, not only perceives pain, but plays a role in regulating pain, and that it does so in part through the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, suggesting a possible target for therapy.
July 15, 2003
UCSF's Family Service Network (FSN) is sponsoring the Bayview Youth Summit, an event that will provide a safe space for young people to seek information about, and discuss, health-related topics, with a special emphasis on HIV/AIDS on July 23, 2003.
July 14, 2003
A protein that senses changes in calcium levels can be used to estimate the extent of cognitive deficits caused by toxic amyloid peptides found in Alzheimer brains, researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) and the University of California have discovered.
July 10, 2003
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have received seven prestigious UC Discovery Grants - state funding paired with private industry support to foster public-private collaboration on important scientific research.
July 09, 2003
Haile T. Debas, MD, retiring this summer as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, has been appointed to a high-level U.N. commission formed this year to investigate the profound impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa and advise African policymakers.