Children with a rare, life-threatening disease that is the most common cause of neonatal liver failure – biliary atresia – better tolerate liver transplants from their mothers than from their fathers, according to a UCSF-led study.
January 03, 2012
October 26, 2011
The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) has signed an agreement with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT) to fund University of California proof-of-concept research that brings innovative science to market.
October 20, 2011
UCSF anesthesiologist Claus Niemann has been awarded a $2 million grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration to improve outcomes in organ donor transplantation.
May 26, 2011
John Roberts, UCSF professor and chief of transplant surgery, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) Board of Directors.
April 06, 2011
After a lung transplant surgery at UCSF saved the life of his daughter Clare, Brian Dowling is sharing her story in a video to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.
March 23, 2011
With low patient mortality, Uruguay’s liver transplantation program is now considered a model throughout Latin America, thanks in part to the UCSF team that shared its expertise in the small South American country since 2007.
February 28, 2011
UCSF has received $48 million from the estate of Nina Ireland, a long-time supporter of UCSF, to further the university’s leadership in studying and treating a host of complex pulmonary conditions.
January 18, 2011
UCSF researchers have tackled a decade-long scientific conundrum, and their discovery is expected to lead to significant advances in using stem cells to treat genetic diseases before birth.
December 16, 2010
UCSF researchers have shown for the first time that the human fetal immune system arises from an entirely different source than the adult immune system, and is more likely to tolerate than fight foreign substances in its environment.
December 11, 2010
Health care inequality in South Africa is even worse for poor, black South Africans than it was under apartheid, according to new study co-authored by UCSF internal medicine resident Sanjay Basu.