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Could Blockchain Ensure Integrity of Clinical Trial Data?

Feb 23, 2019
UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring the integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain.

Cellular Sickness Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Onset

Feb 22, 2019
A UCSF study of human and mouse pancreatic tissue suggests a new origin story for type 1 diabetes.

Ron Vale Named to Senior Leadership of Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Feb 21, 2019
Ronald D. Vale, PhD, professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF, has been named executive director of the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an HHMI vice president, effective in early 2020.

Peer-Support, Healing Hands Offers New Options to Patients with Chronic Pain on Prescription Opioids

Feb 21, 2019
A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death.

Gift Establishes School of Pharmacy’s First Presidential Chair

Feb 19, 2019
The gift established the endowed Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair for the Advancement of Pharmacy, which honors the longest-serving dean of the School of Pharmacy.

CRISPR Gene Editing Makes Stem Cells ‘Invisible’ to Immune System

Feb 18, 2019
UCSF scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally “invisible” to the immune system.

Initiative Will Bring Together Engineers at UCSF to Tackle Challenges in Health

Feb 16, 2019
The Health Innovation Via Engineering program will be led by Tejal Desai.

Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

Feb 15, 2019
A personal survey of patients with AF has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable lifestyle choices, including alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep.

UCSF Fresno Receives More Than $1 Million for Medical Education and Research

Feb 12, 2019
UCSF Fresno recently received contributions of more than $1 million from two development companies and families known for giving back to the local community.

Chimpanzee ‘Mini-Brains’ Hint at Secrets of Human Evolution

Feb 8, 2019
UCSF researchers created a chimpanzee brain “organoids” that mimic the development and organization of full-size brains. 

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs

Feb 8, 2019
Scientists at UCSF, in collaboration with colleagues at UNC, have developed the world’s largest virtual pharmacology platform and shown it is capable of identifying extremely powerful new drugs.

Hana El-Samad Delivers 2019 Byers Award Lecture on Designing Smart Cells

Feb 6, 2019
Hana El-Samad’s research may one day make it possible to take a broken cell and bring it back to health by dynamically sensing its pathology and fixing it.

Jeanne Paz Receives the 2019 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

Feb 5, 2019
The Vilcek Foundation awards prizes each year to “emerging immigrant artists and scientists who have shown exceptional promise early in their career.”

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Spring 2019 Cycle

Feb 2, 2019
The Resource Allocation Program, in partnership with many on-campus sources of research funding, facilitates the dissemination, submission, review and award of intramural research funding opportunities on campus.

For Women Scientists in Developing Nations, UCSF Fellowship Builds Confidence and Connections

Feb 2, 2019
The first recipient of QBI's Scholarship for Women from Developing Nations in Biosciences returns to Uganda with tools for success.

Functional Insulin-Producing Cells Grown In Lab

Feb 2, 2019
UCSF researchers have for the first time transformed human stem cells into mature insulin-producing cells, a major breakthrough in the effort to develop a cure for type 1 (T1) diabetes.

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