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Stem cell advance may increase efficiency of tissue regeneration

July 29, 2014 8:52 am | by Jeffrey Norris, UCSF | News | Comments

A new stem cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts, according to Univ. of California, San Francisco scientists who reported the findings in Cell.

MRIs reveal signs of brain injuries not seen in CT scans

December 19, 2012 11:07 am | by Jason Bardi, UCSF | News | Comments

According to a clinical trial led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco...

Stem cells and nanofibers produce promising nerve research

November 7, 2012 2:45 pm | News | Comments

Nerves often die or shrink as a result of disease or injury. Researchers in Michigan and...

Human stem cells restore hearing in gerbil study

September 13, 2012 4:21 am | by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have improved hearing in deaf animals by using human embryonic...

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Cancer's next magic bullet may be magic shotgun

June 18, 2012 4:32 am | News | Comments

A new approach to drug design, pioneered by a group of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Mt. Sinai, New York, promises to help identify future drugs to fight cancer and other diseases that will be more effective and have fewer side effects.

Computer model predicts drug side effects

June 11, 2012 10:19 am | News | Comments

A new set of computer models has successfully predicted negative side effects in hundreds of current drugs, based on the similarity between their chemical structures and those molecules known to cause side effects, according to a paper.

Super-resolution microscopy imaging of live cell structures

April 23, 2012 8:11 am | News | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California, San Francisco have advanced scientists' ability to view a clear picture of a single cellular structure in motion. By identifying molecules using compressed sensing, this new method provides needed spatial resolution plus a faster temporal resolution than previously possible.

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New layer of genetic information discovered

March 28, 2012 11:29 am | by Jason Bardi, University of California, San Francisco | News | Comments

A hidden and never before recognized layer of information in the genetic code has been uncovered by a team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) thanks to a technique developed at UCSF called ribosome profiling, which enables the measurement of gene activity inside living cells—including the speed with which proteins are made.

Flatworm flouts fundamental rule of biology

January 6, 2012 6:07 am | News | Comments

A tiny, freshwater flatworm found in ponds and rivers around the world that has long intrigued scientists for its remarkable ability to regenerate has now added a new wrinkle to biology. Researchers have discovered that the worm lacks a key cellular structure called a centrosome, which scientists have considered essential for cell division.

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