Specific DNA once dismissed as junk plays an important role in brain development and might be involved in several devastating neurological diseases, UCSF scientists have found.
April 03, 2013
Treating patients with cells may one day become as common as it is now to treat the sick with drugs made from engineered proteins, antibodies or smaller chemicals, according to UC San Francisco researchers who have outlined their vision of cell-based therapeutics as a “third pillar of medicine."
March 28, 2013
Scientists at UC San Francisco will host a one day symposium, “Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Generation of Medicine,” with some of the nation’s leading clinical and laboratory researchers in stem cell therapy, immunotherapy and bacterial therapeutics.
February 12, 2013
Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, UCSF researchers have discovered.
December 17, 2012
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded $12 million in stem cell research grants to fund four projects at UCSF, part of a total $36 million in new awards to young researchers announced by the state agency.
December 06, 2012
Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, and John Gurdon, PhD, are in Stockholm this week to receive the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries that led to the development of induced pluripotent stem cells.
November 29, 2012
Stem cell “banks” could serve as a valuable resource for emerging treatments in the field of regenerative medicine, though challenges remain to making them a reality, according to international experts who recently gathered at UCSF.
October 29, 2012
Weeks after winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, and John Gurdon, PhD, were able to celebrate their monumental achievement together for stem cell discoveries made half a century – and half a world – apart.
October 11, 2012
When Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, colleagues at UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes and scientists from his lab gathered Monday afternoon to cheer the laureate and raise champagne toasts, while he shared in the celebration via live video streaming from halfway across the globe.
October 10, 2012
For the first time, a clinical trial led by UCSF investigators and sponsored by Stem Cells Inc., has shown that transplanted neural stem cells appear to produce myelin in the brains of four young children with an early-onset, fatal disease.