July 15, 2015
Min Cho’s work in a UCSF lab that researches protein translational mechanisms in blood cancers was just an abstract, albeit important, concept to him – until he was diagnosed with a rare blood disease.
May 19, 2015
UCSF"s Loren Frank, PhD, and Yifan Cheng, PhD, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, joining 24 other top U.S. biomedical researchers, who will receive the flexible support necessary to move their research in creative new directions.
March 23, 2015
William DeGrado, PhD, a UC San Francisco researcher, has won a prestigious award from the Protein Society, an international organization dedicated to supporting protein research.
January 27, 2015
Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences, which recognizes major contributions to science made by immigrants to America.
January 23, 2015
The National Academy of Sciences has bestowed UC San Francisco’s Jonathan Weissman, PhD, its the inaugural NAS Award for Scientific Discovery – presented in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics.
January 07, 2015
Distinguished UC San Francisco research scientist and faculty member Bruce Alberts, PhD has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2014 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize.
September 19, 2014
More than a hundred colleagues, family and friends gathered Monday to celebrate Peter Walter, the recipient of the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors in science and medicine.
November 08, 2012
A mother’s willingness to sacrifice her own health and safety for the sake of her children is a common narrative across cultures — and by no means unique to humans alone. Now an unexpected discovery at UCSF shows that even yeast “mothers” do it, giving all to their offspring — even at the cost of their own lives.
October 18, 2012
Researchers at UCSF have identified the lynchpin that activates brown fat cells, which burn fat molecules instead of storing them, making them the focus of pharmaceutical research aimed at fighting obesity.
October 04, 2012
UCSF and its affiliates have been major players in the transformation of San Francisco as a leading center of innovation in health care and biosciences, according to a new report released Wednesday.
December 22, 2011
Peter Walter, PhD, a professor in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco has been awarded the 2012 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his “outstanding research achievements in the field of cell biology.”
November 16, 2011
Examining venom from a variety of poisonous snakes, a group of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has discovered why the bite of one small black, yellow and red serpent called the Texas coral snake can be so painful.
August 30, 2011
An investigation into the mysterious inner workings of the malaria parasite has revealed that it survives and proliferates in the human bloodstream thanks in part to a single, crucial chemical that the parasite produces internally.
August 30, 2011
Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a parasite transmitted from person to person by the bite of a mosquito. In the past two centuries, numerous research and public health efforts worldwide have sought to combat this ancient scourge as this timeline shows.
August 03, 2011
Scientists have known for years that when vampire bats tear through an animal’s skin with their razor-sharp teeth, their noses guide them to the best spots – where a precise bite will strike a vein and spill forth nourishing blood. But nobody knew exactly how bats knew where to bite – until now.