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School of Dentistry Announces Two New Faculty Appointments

July 16, 2013 Ophir Klein, MD, PhD, and Peter Sargent, PhD, were recently named to two new leadership positions in the UCSF School of Dentistry.

California Stem Cell Agency Awards $12 Million in Grants to UCSF Physician Scientists

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.

Yamanaka, Gurdon to Accept Nobel Prize in Stockholm Ceremony

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.

Stem Cell Banks Envisioned for Regenerative Medicine

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.

Yamanaka's Nobel Prize Highlights Value of Training and Collaboration

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.

Neural Stem Cell Study Arose from Culture of Collaboration That Drives Clinical Innovation

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.

Nobel Prize Winner Yamanaka Remains at Forefront of Fast-Moving Stem Cell Field He Galvanized

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.”

UCSF and Gladstone Celebrate Shinya Yamanaka's Nobel Prize in Medicine

October 08, 2012 Colleagues at the Gladstone and UCSF celebrated the news on Monday that Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery that has transformed the field of stem cell research.

Shinya Yamanaka Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine

October 08, 2012 Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and a professor of anatomy at UCSF, has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into cells that are capable of developing into any cell in the human body.

NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

September 13, 2012 Biomedical researchers at UCSF have won five of 51 prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator awards for high-risk, high-reward research, each receiving up to $1.5 million over five years.

Gladstone Scientists Regenerate Damaged Hearts By Transforming Scar Tissue into Beating Heart Muscle

April 18, 2012 Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes announced a research breakthrough in mice that one day may help doctors restore hearts damaged by heart attacks — by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.

2011 Year in Review: UCSF Advances Research from Bench to Bedside

December 20, 2011 From improved heart failure and HIV treatment, to gene therapy and stem cell discoveries, here is just a sampling from 2011 of research advances at UCSF that are keeping the research pipeline flowing toward  better healthcare -- including greater patient safety, more efficient healthcare delivery, and improved outcomes for patients.

UCSF Training Program Attracts Best Minds in Developmental, Stem Cell Biology

November 02, 2011 UCSF's pioneering program in Development and Stem Cell Biology attracts the nation's best faculty and students who are interested in understanding how embryos develop and how cells make tissues and organs – information needed to design novel therapies to cure diseases and treat injuries.

UCSF Scientists Hail Ruling on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

July 28, 2011 UCSF scientists are hailing a federal court ruling on Wednesday that dismissed a lawsuit that sought to ban the use of federal funds to study any lines of human embryonic stem cells.

UCSF's Alvarez-Buylla Recognized for Pioneering Stem Cell Research

May 26, 2011 Neural stem cell scientist Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD, had a very early start to his day on Wednesday, receiving word in the wee hours that he was one of three scientists named to receive the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.