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January 14, 2014
Two new studies led by UC San Francisco scientists shed new light on the nature of beta cells, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that are compromised in diabetes.
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 09, 2014
UCSF and Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, have formed a collaboration to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into advanced diagnostics in the field of precision medicine.
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 07, 2014
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered how the interplay between two proteins in the brain fuels the degradation and death of the class of brain cells, or neurons, that leads to Parkinson’s.
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
UCSF has launched a new specialty in Clinical Informatics, addressing the growing need to harness the power of massive quantities of patient data in the era of precision medicine and health care reform.
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
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.

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