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Microbiologist Joseph Bondy-Denomy, PhD, has been selected as the 2022 William K. Bowes Jr. Biomedical Investigator for his groundbreaking discovery of a secret weapon deployed by viruses in their ancient battle against bacteria.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco has been verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons, making it one of only two children’s hospitals in California with Level 1 Surgery status.
Thirty-two UCSF faculty members have been named to the second cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators and will receive $1 million apiece in unrestricted funds over the next five years to pursue creative and innovative research.
Human vocal sounds have the same rhythmic quality as the sounds made by many mammals, songbirds, and even some species of fish. UCSF researchers have found the brainstem circuit responsible, and it's connected breath control.
UCSF researchers found that cancers from different parts of the body are immunologically similar to one another. They described 12 classes of "immune archetypes" to classify cancer tumors, which can provide unique strategies for enhancing patients’ choice of cancer immunotherapies.
A new study led by scientists at UCSF's Quantitative Biosciences Institute and University College London found that the Alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2 ramped up production of a protein that it uses to stifle infected cells’ immune-stimulating signals, helping it evade immune detection and accelerate its transmission.