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Warner Greene Authors HIV/AIDS Medicine Textbook for Developing World

July 23, 2012 Warner C. Greene, MD, a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UCSFwho directs virology and immunology research at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, has joined with other global AIDS experts to release a locally affordable version of the world’s leading AIDS medical textbook.

Lennart Mucke Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Alzheimer's Association

July 15, 2012 Lennart Mucke, MD, a professor of neurology and the Joseph B. Martin Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at UCSF who directs neurological research at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, has received the Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research.

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Reaches Fundraising Milestone

June 15, 2012 The fundraising campaign to build the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay achieved a major milestone this month, surpassing the $400 million mark in philanthropic gifts. This brings the campaign more than two-thirds of the way to its $600 million goal.

UCSF Implements Policy to Make Research Papers Freely Accessible to Public

May 23, 2012 The UCSF Academic Senate has voted to make electronic versions of current and future scientific articles freely available to the public, helping to reverse decades of practice on the part of medical and scientific journal publishers to restrict access to research results.

Songbirds' Learning Hub in Brain Offers Insight into Motor Control

May 20, 2012 UCSF scientists have shown that a key brain structure in the Bengalese finch acts as a learning hub, receiving information that helps to improve its song, a finding which may lead to new ways to treat neurological disorders that impair movement such as Parkinson’s disease.

Gladstone Director Named President of Association of American Physicians

May 01, 2012 Warner Greene, MD, PhD, a UCSF professor of medicine who directs virology and immunology research at the Gladstone Institutes, has been inducted as president of the Association of American Physicians.

Scientist Warner Greene Receives Washington University School of Medicine Alumni Award

April 25, 2012 Warner C. Greene — who directs virology and immunology research at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes — has won the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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.

An Achilles Heel of AML

April 15, 2012 The key to treating one of the most common types of human leukemia may lie within mutations in a gene called FLT3, according to new research led by physician-scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UC President Releases Statement on UC Davis Pepper-Spray Report

April 11, 2012 UC President Mark Yudof looks forward to working with UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to repair the damage caused by the incident involving the use of pepper spray on students on Nov. 18, 2011.

EKG Can Help Predict Heart Attacks in Healthy Elderly People

April 10, 2012 Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart’s electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease?

White House Names San Francisco HIV/AIDS Leader to National Post

March 14, 2012 President Barack Obama appointed UCSF AIDS expert Grant Colfax, MD, as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

UCSF Tops Public Institutions in NIH Biomedical Research Funds

January 18, 2012 The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2011 and ranked second among all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. The funding helps UCSF continue to perform world-renowned health sciences research amid state budget cutbacks.

Saving Dogs with Spinal Cord Injuries

January 18, 2012 Dogs with spinal cord injuries may soon benefit from an experimental drug being tested by researchers at UCSF and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences — work that they hope will one day help people with similar injuries.

Some Breast Cancer Spread May Be Triggered By Targetable Protein, Study Shows

January 17, 2012 Scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and UCSF have identified a cleaver-wielding protein that frees some tumor cells, allowing them to further misbehave. The discovery points to a new target for therapy.