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June 03, 2014
There are 100 trillion bacterial cells living in and on our bodies. In the spring issue of UCSF Magazine, find out how these bacteria could be the key to treating and preventing a number of conditions from asthma to obesity.
May 27, 2014
UCSF's Peter Walter has received Asia’s highest scientific honor, the 2014 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, for his groundbreaking discovery of a cellular system that makes “life and death decisions” for the cell.
March 27, 2014
The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis from a related, but often less deadly type, UCSF researchers have found in a new study.
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.
February 20, 2014
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have devised a new method that allows for the more efficient and complete reprogramming of skin cells into cells that are virtually indistinguishable from heart muscle cells.
February 06, 2014
Scientists, harnessing the power of regenerative medicine, have developed a technique in animal models that could replenish the cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes.
February 04, 2014
Researchers are harnessing the power of the body's natural defenses to fight deadly cancers, and the treatment appears to be powerful, effective and long-lasting.
January 09, 2014
Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that could have enormous potential for better diagnosing and treating many types of cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
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.

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