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Researchers at UCSF are leading a five-year, $10 million research project dedicated to pediatric cancer, funded by the first grant of its kind to focus on a molecular pathway that underlies many cancers.
As early humans took an evolutionary step away from apes, what this last common ancestor with apes looked like has remained unclear. A new study led by researchers at UCSF shows that important clues lie in the shoulder.
Rapid next-generation genomic sequencing helped identify a mysterious brain-eating amoeba that killed a patient, and a new UCSF center aims to make this test an affordable and available tool for more hospitals.
A rare, deadly form of skin cancer known as desmoplasmic melanoma may possess the highest burden of gene mutations of any cancer, suggesting that immunotherapy may be a promising approach for treatment, according to an international team led by UCSF scientists.
Genetic vulnerabilities associated with childhood cancers may make children undergoing radiation therapy more susceptible than adults to secondary cancers, according to novel insights from researchers at UCSF.
Voriconazole, a prescription drug commonly used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, significantly increases the risk for skin cancer and even death, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
Faculty and alumni from UCSF School of Nursing gathered in Seoul, Korea, for the International Council of Nurses (ICN) conference and Council of National Nursing Association Representatives (CNR) meeting, the largest international nursing event of the year.
Multiple System Atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson’s disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, according to two new research papers led by scientists at UCSF.
A UCSF-led team has developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues, called organoids, more precisely than ever before using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks.
UCSF was recently awarded federal funds to launch a Nutrition and Obesity Research Center – one of only 12 such centers nationwide – to support and facilitate studies on obesity, nutrition, and metabolism at UCSF and across northern California.
UCSF researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system plays an active role in guiding the normal development of mammary glands, the only organs that develop predominantly after birth, beginning at puberty.
Emmanuelle Passegué’s passion for blood is focused on rejuvenation and longer life. This may sound like something out of a vampire story, but her work is rooted in a different kind of mystery: one that could hold the key to how well we age and respond to diseases.
A new study from the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke survivors.
UCSF researchers have for the first time developed a method to precisely control embryonic stem cell differentiation with beams of light, enabling them to be transformed into neurons in response to a precise external cue.
Individuals diagnosed with heart disease may be less likely to experience heart failure, heart attacks, or stroke, or death, if they have higher blood levels of two closely related proteins, according to a new study led by a UCSF research team.