February 2005 eUpdate
Diabetes Center scientist identifies protein as possible cause of type 2 diabetes
The Diabetes Center's Dr. Ira Goldfine and his team believe they have identified one of the major proteins causing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Don't shoot the messenger... silence it!
A new tool that gives researchers the ability to block disease-causing genes is the next wave in biotechnology. If successful, “RNA interference” (known as RNAi) could provide new cures for everything from cancer to HIV to diabetes.
Improving the outlook for pancreas-kidney transplants
Diabetes Center surgeons Drs. Peter Stock and Chris Freise have been pioneering new methods of immunosuppression for SPK transplants that do not rely upon steroids, with great success.
Long-time Diabetes Center associates among UCSF's newest Institute of Medicine members
Diabetes Center associates Drs. Fred Cohen and Arthur Weiss are among six UCSF faculty most recently awarded one of the nation's highest honors in health and medicine.
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2005 Patient Symposium
The popular UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center's Patient Symposium is happening Saturday, May 21 at the UCSF Laurel Heights Campus. This half-day educational program will feature eight respected diabetes professionals, all speaking on topics of interest to adults with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2).