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UCSF Team Finds Key to Making Neurons From Stem Cells

A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells.
17-Mar-2015 7:05 PM EDT

“Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry Role in 1970s Dental Program

A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and ‘70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to...
6-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST

Mood, Anxiety Disorders Common in Tourette Patients, Emerge at a Young Age

A new study of Tourette syndrome led by researchers from UC San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their...
9-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UCSF-Led Study Shows Why Some Targeted Cancer Drugs Lose Effectiveness

A protein called YAP, which drives the growth of organs during development and regulates their size in adulthood, plays a key role in the emergence of resistance to targeted cancer therapies, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco...
5-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST

Brain Region Vulnerable to Aging is Larger in Those with Longevity Gene Variant

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.
21-Jan-2015 3:35 PM EST

Developing a Noninvasive Test for Endometriosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure.
21-Nov-2014 5:30 PM EST

In Autoimmune Diseases Affecting Millions, Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Risks, Cellular Culprits

Scores of autoimmune diseases afflicting one in 12 Americans — ranging from type 1 diabetes, to multiple sclerosis (MS), to rheumatoid arthritis, to asthma — mysteriously cause the immune system to harm tissues within our own bodies. Now, a new...
27-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Dozens of Genes Associated with Autism in New Research

Two major genetic studies of autism, led in part by UC San Francisco scientists and involving more than 50 laboratories worldwide, have newly implicated dozens of genes in the disorder. The research shows that rare mutations in these genes affect...
28-Oct-2014 7:00 PM EDT

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