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Behind enemy lines

Chemotherapy is modern medicine’s first line of defense against cancer: chemotherapy drugs kill dividing cells by damaging DNA, preventing tumor cells from multiplying and tumors themselves from growing. To pick which chemotherapy regimens to use, oncologists rely on broad guidelines, based on the average success rates of chemotherapies. But these guidelines don’t take into account the genetic diversity of tumors, which can make some tumors drug resistant.

Presenting 2018 Grad Slam Winner Yiqi Cao

Ten finalists battled for the Grad Slam Championship on 3/22/18. The competition was stiff, the crowd was raucous; but in the end, two BioEs swept the awards.

Yiqi Cao took both 1st Place and the People’s Choice awards for her presentation “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart… Again.” You can see her winning 3-minute presentation here (starts at 49:15). 

Second Place went to Inez Raharjo.

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 38th year

A culture of discovery and collaboration among faculty carries potential to “completely shake up their fields of study.”

Asthma drug response in racially diverse children

“Whole genome sequencing of pharmacogenetic drug response in racially diverse children with asthma” has been published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (ARJCCM). “This is a huge win for the NHLBI’s TOPMed program, UCSF, and our lab”, said senior author Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH.

Koda-Kimble Seed Award fuels eight original research projects

The UCSF School of Pharmacy 2018 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation marked its fourth year of funding with the February 26 announcement by Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, of eight research award recipients. Awardees are from across the School and range from full faculty members to PharmD and PhD students.

Wearable device monitors heart failure

A new study published in Circulation: Heart Failure shows how bioengineers are teaming up with clinicians to improve patient outcomes.

Is "Junk DNA" What Makes Humans Unique?

Scientific American

Hiding in plain sight

A tiny implant promises to simplify how glaucoma drugs are administered, making life easier for aging patients.

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