The editors at Nature Communications have put together an Editors’ Highlights webpage of recent research on Stem Cells and Diseases and have featured an article from Hebrok Lab, entitled “Loss of the Transcription Factor MAFB Limits β-cell Derivation From Human PSCs”.
By Nicholas Weiler and Matt Wood
The cause of the pancreatic inflammation plaguing a rural California family has been a medical mystery since it was first described 51 years ago. Now genetic sleuth-work by researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Chicago has solved the mystery: pointing to a novel gene mutation as the cause of the family’s inherited pancreatitis.
Nutrition Obesity Research Center at UCSF
Pilot & Feasibility Funding Opportunity Announcement
Applications for the spring round of P&F grants from DRC grant are now being accepted through the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP): http://tiny.ucsf.edu/qE5wWU
E-submission deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018, 2 PM
IMMUNE TOLERANCE: PRESENT AND FUTURE
IN HONOR OF ABUL K. ABBAS’ DECADES OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO IMMUNOLOGY, EDUCATION, AND PATHOLOGY
Friday, March 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Genentech Hall, Mission Bay
Welcome & Introductions
The rapidly expanding field of cancer immunotherapy sparks new hope for many patients coping with advanced forms of the disease. Immunotherapy, which boosts the immune system’s ability to detect and attack malignant cells, has extended lives, and in some cases put into remission cancers that previously were considered incurable.
Many in the diabetes community know Dr. Martha Nolte Kennedy for her belief that all patients should have the support they need to live well with diabetes. A compassionate physician and diabetes educator at UCSF for more than 30 years, Dr. Nolte Kennedy retired from her full-time clinical duties in June 2017.