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August 06, 2014
UCSF researchers have identified cells’ unique features within the developing human brain, using the latest technologies for analyzing gene activity in individual cells, and have demonstrated that large-scale cell surveys can be done much more efficiently and cheaply than was previously thought possible.
July 30, 2014
The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, and a UCSF research team now has discovered a reason why.
July 28, 2014
A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts.
February 23, 2014
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.
January 13, 2014
Geneticists from Ohio, California and Japan used stem cells to correct a defective “ring chromosome” with a normal chromosome. Such therapy has the promise to correct chromosome abnormalities that give rise to birth defects, mental disabilities and growth limitations.
January 07, 2014
Researchers have developed a new way to study bone disorders and bone growth, using stem cells from patients afflicted with a rare, genetic bone disease.
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 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.
July 19, 2013
Stem-cell researchers at UCSF have found a key role for a protein called BMI1 that may help scientists direct the development of tissues to replace damaged organs in the human body.
July 02, 2013
A UCSF-led team has discovered that vitamin C affects whether genes are switched on or off inside mouse stem cells, suggesting that it may play fundamental role in helping to guide normal development.

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