Thanks to a $6.7 million grant, the newly named UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium can focus on the development of revolutionary, low-cost gadgets to diagnose and cure pediatric health conditions.
In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UCSF scientists have genetically reprogrammed human immune cells without using viruses to insert DNA
The already famous CRISPR system allows scientists to edit faulty genes by cutting and replacing sections of DNA, but new and improved CRISPR techniques developed at UCSF have expanded CRISPR’s scalpel into a Swiss Army knife.
The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.
Silicon Valley is helping researchers like Wendell Lim move basic science breakthroughs into translational applications, making treatments available to patients faster than normally possible.
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to program groups of individual cells to self-organize into multi-layered structures reminiscent of simple organisms or the first stages of embryonic development.
The 2018 Grad Slam competition challenged PhD students to use straightforward yet engaging language that non-specialists can understand to describe their intricate research – in three minutes or less.
UCSF bioengineers have shown that many of the complex folded shapes that form mammalian body plans and internal tissue structures can be recreated with very simple instructions.