UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.
February 03, 2011
January 10, 2011
Cancer is a price we pay for evolving into complex creatures. Cancers evolve, too, but a UCSF researcher aims to understand their evolution and to stop their adaptation to natural defenses and treatment.
December 15, 2010
Brain cancers are deadly more often than not, but UCSF researchers have determined that a particular genetic signature in is associated with longer survival, a discovery that may lead to better therapies for some of the deadliest brain cancers.
December 14, 2010
For patients with glioma, the most common primary brain tumor, new findings may explain why current therapies fail to eradicate the cancer. A UCSF-led team of scientists has identified for the first time that progenitor rather than neural stem cells underly a type of glioma called oligodendroglioma.
November 29, 2010
A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor’s metabolism.
November 17, 2010
Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function.
November 09, 2010
CT scans to detect lung cancer early can save lives, according to a study of 53,456 current and former smokers ages 55 to 74.
November 02, 2010
New technologies and techniques continue to accelerate the pace of discovery in human genetics research, a fact made clear by scientists who spoke about their searches for important mutations, gene variants and answers to basic biological questions at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics’ fifth-anniversary symposium on Oct. 28.
October 25, 2010
Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one’s health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus.
October 22, 2010
Genetics experts will cover topics ranging from the metabolic syndrome, to cancer, to Neanderthal genetics at a symposium to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics.