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August 16, 2010
The oil spill along the United States Gulf Coast poses health risks to volunteers, fishermen, clean-up workers and members of coastal communities, according to a new commentary by UCSF researchers who spent time in the region and are among the first to look into health problems caused by the oil spill. The good news, the authors say, is that one of the risk factors, coastal air quality, is improving now that the oil leak has been stopped.
August 16, 2010
A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.
August 16, 2010
As a leader at UCSF and in the human genetics medical research community nationally and internationally, Charles J. Epstein, MD, has helped guide human genetics into the molecular age and into the spotlight of modern medicine.
August 12, 2010
A mutation found in a mouse gene that also appears in humans might provide new insights into the genetic roots of alcoholism, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and UCSF. The study appears in the August 12, 2010, edition of “PLoS Genetics.”
August 11, 2010
Eighteen students recently graduated from a program designed to prepare students and practitioners for leadership careers in international health policy, health care, and health research and development.
August 10, 2010
In neurodegenerative diseases, clumps of insoluble proteins appear in patients’ brains. These aggregates contain proteins that are unique to each disease, such as amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease, but they are intertwined with small amounts of many other insoluble proteins that are normally present in a soluble form in healthy young individuals.
August 09, 2010
Stefan Habelitz, an engineer and materials scientist, is blazing a new research trail by investigating tooth enamel in the UCSF School of Dentistry's Marshall Lab, where researchers fruitfully focus on every facet of teeth, knowing they’re nothing to take for granted…
August 09, 2010
A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.
August 09, 2010
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who received the UCSF Medal in 2003, will speak about mental health issues at the Commonwealth Club of California this Friday, Aug. 13.
August 05, 2010
UCSF researchers are reporting the first success in very rapidly purifying one type of embryonic stem cell from a mix of many different types of embryonic stem cells in the culture dish. The technique, which avoids the need to genetically alter the cells to distinguish them, is a key advance, the researchers say, for obtaining the appropriate cells for repairing specific damaged tissues.

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