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 16, 2013
Ophir Klein, MD, PhD, and Peter Sargent, PhD, were recently named to two new leadership positions in the UCSF School of Dentistry.
June 04, 2013
Researchers are investigating the connection between gum infections and kidney disease, a new and emerging field of study.
August 09, 2012
Sjögren's syndrome largely was unknown to the American public until tennis star Venus Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open last year and announced she had the autoimmune disease, in which a person’s white blood cells attack glands that produce tears and saliva.
August 08, 2012
Maria Orellana, DDS, PhD, assistant professor in the UCSF School of Dentistry, has long observed that Latino parents are often more resistant to having their children get braces or retainers to straighten teeth than parents of other ethnicities. She found out why.
January 10, 2012
Medical geneticist Ophir Klein's studies of stem cells in tooth development and of stem cell changes in the gut may lead to new strategies for regenerating teeth and for treating craniofacial abnormalities.
June 10, 2011
The UCSF School of Dentistry recently established the Global Oral Health program, whose members hosted an inaugural symposium on May 23. Leaders of major health initiatives from around the world participated.
January 05, 2011
Susan Hyde, an award-winning professor and scientist with the UCSF School of Dentistry, promotes practices that preserve oral health and quality of life for both patients and practitioners.
November 11, 2010
Ophir Klein wants to use stem cells to grow teeth. Because teeth are simple in comparison to large, vital organs, they may serve as a proving ground for regenerative medicine.
October 13, 2010
John Greenspan, a distinguished professor of oral pathology and pathology in the schools of dentistry and medicine, respectively, has been appointed associate dean for Global Oral Health in the UCSF School of Dentistry.