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brain biopsy

Blood Test ‘Biopsy’ for Kids with Brain Tumors Is Simple, Safe...

A new blood test for children with brain tumors may offer a safe way to allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before...
Neurological Disease

Building a Patchwork Brain to Study Neurological Disease

Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different...
immune system

‘ImmunoX’ Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

UC San Francisco is launching the Bakar ImmunoX Initiative, an innovative research program that will promote collaborative, cutting-edge research and data sharing to catalyze discoveries...
Cellular Energy

Unearthing the Secrets of Cellular Energy

Everything the body does—your brain thinking, your heart beating, your cells growing—requires energy. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that disruptions in energy production...
human gene-editing

New found Inhibitors to CRISPR Could Improve Gene Editing

A constant microscopic battle rages between bacteria and viruses, fueled by a furious arms race. Scientists are repurposing the warring parties’ respective weapons of...
CRISPR-dCas9video

How CRISPR Tools are Unlocking New Ways to Fight Disease

Recent leaps in gene editing technology have brought ideas that just a decade ago seemed like science fiction to the cusp of reality. The already...
sickle cell disease

Toward a Cure for Sickle Cell

Each year, 300,000 infants worldwide are born with a genetic disease that warps the shape of their red blood cells, which break apart and...
pancreatic cancer

Narrowing the Gap Toward Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Jen Jen Yeh, MD, is working to understand the complicated relationship between one of the deadliest...
Medical Devices

Safety of Medical Devices Not Often Evaluated by Sex, Age, or...

Researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco have found that few medical devices are analyzed to consider the influence of their users’...
Amyloids

Chemists Reveal Amyloid Structure

Amyloids are clumps of protein fragments that stick together to form stringy fibrils such as the plaques seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients....
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Scalp Cooling Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss – one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer – in certain breast cancer patients, according...
Epilepsy

Epilepsy Drug Discovered in Fish Model Shows Promise in Small Pediatric...

“Bench-to-bedside” describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study in...
Visual cortex

Visual Cortex Plays Role in Plasticity of Eye Movement Reflex

By peering into the eyes of mice and tracking their ocular movements, researchers made an unexpected discovery: the visual cortex — a region of...
pain reliever

Pain Reliever Without Side Effects

An international team of researchers including involvement from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg has developed a new opioid pain reliever with a characteristic of special significance: the...