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October 11, 2012
The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in a series of experiments at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) raises hope for the possibility of using neuronal transplantation to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.
October 11, 2012
To increase awareness about the "coming out" process, members of UCSF’s LGBTQ community created an “It Gets Better” video to commemorate National Coming Out Day on October 11.
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
Top students from UCSF's four professional schools and the Graduate Division tell why they chose to study at UCSF, one of the nation's premier health sciences universities, in a new video captured during new student orientation day.
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.
October 10, 2012
A new study that represents a significant first step in exploring the potential of stem cells to treat neurological disease is a “natural outgrowth” of a longstanding culture of interdisciplinary collaboration in UCSF neonatology — a culture that UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital physicians David Rowitch and Donna Ferriero work hard to sustain.
October 10, 2012
For the first time since 1997, UCSF is embarking on a new long-range development plan to guide the University through the year 2035 and is seeking input from members of the community in the planning process.
October 09, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered how a protein deficiency may be linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) — a form of early-onset dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease. These results lay the foundation for therapies that one day may benefit those who suffer from this and related brain diseases.
October 09, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have mapped the precise frequency by which genes get turned on across the human genome, providing new insight into the most fundamental of cellular processes — and revealing new clues as to what happens when this process goes awry.
October 09, 2012
Stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, reached in Kyoto shortly after being named winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, said he was doing some housecleaning when the call came in, and was “very surprised.”

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