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International Ob-Gyn Group Urges Greater Efforts to Prevent Toxic Chemical Exposure

Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).
28-Sep-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cutting Nicotine Key to Helping Smokers Quit

Two decades after a UCSF researcher proposed that reducing nicotine in cigarettes as a national regulatory policy might facilitate quitting, a new study he co-authored has added to a body of evidence that indicates that doing just that may...
29-Sep-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Portable, Rapid DNA Test Can Detect Ebola and other Pathogens

UCSF-led scientists completed a proof-of-principle study on a real-time blood test based on DNA sequencing that can be used to rapidly diagnose Ebola and other acute infections.
25-Sep-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Remote Control’ of Immune Cells Opens Door to Safer, More Precise Cancer Therapies

UCSF researchers have engineered a molecular “on switch” that allows tight control over the actions of T cells, immune system cells that have shown great potential as therapies for cancer.
22-Sep-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cell Research Hints at Evolution of Human Brain

Researchers at UCSF have succeeded in mapping the genetic signature of a unique group of stem cells in the human brain that seem to generate most of the neurons in our massive cerebral cortex.
17-Sep-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Turn On Stem Cell Genes

Scientists from UC San Francisco describe capturing and studying individual metastatic cells from human breast cancer tumors implanted into mice as the cells escaped into the blood stream and began to form tumors elsewhere in the body.
17-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Isolate Human Muscle Stem Cells

UCSF researchers have successfully isolated human muscle stem cells and shown that the cells could robustly replicate and repair damaged muscles when grafted onto an injured site.
22-Sep-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Possible Physiological Cause of Brain Deficits with Aging

Like scratchy-sounding old radio dials that interfere with reception, circuits in the brain that grow noisier over time may be responsible for ways in which we slow mentally as we grow old, according to the results of new studies from UC San...
21-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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