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August 16, 2013
UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which incorporates a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Fall 2013 cycle.
August 12, 2013
Researchers have probed deep into the cell’s genome to begin learning the “grammar” that helps determine whether or not a gene gets switched on to make the protein it encodes, advancing efforts to use gene and cell-based therapies to treat disease.
August 12, 2013
An international study on epilepsy has uncovered 25 new mutations on nine key genes that could pave the way to develop precise therapies for a devastating form of the disorder during childhood.
August 08, 2013
UCSF’s Emmanuelle Passegué, an expert on how the blood system arises during development, recently led a study in which researchers discovered how leukemia, a blood cancer, can gain a stronghold in bone marrow and inhibit the development of normal immune cells.
August 08, 2013
A team of investigators led by UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes has found a way to map an enzyme’s underlying molecular machinery, revealing patterns that could allow them to predict how an enzyme behaves – and what happens when this process disrupted.
August 07, 2013
An experimental drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages has proven strikingly effective over two years in about half of the patients who participated in the phase 2 clinical trial, UCSF and Yale University report.
August 07, 2013
UCSF researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient’s risk of delirium, a change in mental cognition characterized by severe confusion and disorientation that can prolong hospital stays.
August 07, 2013
UCSF Profiles, a web application that allows people to search for researchers by expertise and experience, has won a Golden Award for information technology from the University of California. This vital tool, managed by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), enables research networking, collaboration and faculty-student mentoring.
August 05, 2013
Commercial casinos are often exempt from smoke-free workplace laws, but a new study led by UCSF has found that when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer emergency calls for ambulances.
July 31, 2013
Anemia, or low levels of red blood cells, may increase the risk of dementia, according to a new UCSF-led study that found people who were anemic had a nearly 41 percent higher risk of developing the condition than those who were not.

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