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DNA-Guided 3-D Printing of Human Tissue is Unveiled

UCSF researchers have developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. These mini-tissues in a dish can be used to study how particular structural...
28-Aug-2015 9:30 PM EDT

Mammary Gland Is Shaped by Adaptive Immune System During Development

In experiments with mouse tissue, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting infections, plays an active role in guiding the normal development of mammary glands, the only...
26-Aug-2015 7:00 PM EDT

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Have High-Risk of Recurrent Stroke


A new study from the UC San Francisco 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.
25-Aug-2015 6:20 PM EDT

UCSF Researchers Control Embryonic Stem Cells with Light

UC San Francisco 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.
21-Aug-2015 8:00 PM EDT

Study of “Fountain of Youth” Protein Points to Possible Human Health Benefit

Individuals previously diagnosed with heart disease may be less likely to experience heart failure, heart attacks, or stroke, or to die from these events, if they have higher blood levels of two very closely related proteins, according to a new...
25-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

New Center Will Advance Life-Saving Genome-Based Diagnostic Tools

Building on its pioneering research into the use of genomic technology to rapidly diagnose life-threatening diseases, UC San Francisco has launched a dedicated research center to explore how this potentially transformative approach to critical care...
21-Aug-2015 7:05 PM EDT

When Personal Identity Really Matters

A study led by researchers at UCSF has found that when that when self-identification matters most – in connecting bone marrow donors to patients – the format of the questions may determine how well the answers actually correspond to their genes.
19-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Tool Boosts Accuracy in Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

A national risk model that gauges a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer has been refined to give a more accurate assessment.
18-Aug-2015 6:05 PM EDT

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