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Hope Lives Here: The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine

Stem cell research at UCSF has reached a new level with the addition of a stunning new building—the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building—that serves as visual a metaphor for the collaborative work going on inside.

 Perched on a hillside behind the UCSF medical center, the structure houses the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research.

UCSF and stem cells: A revolution in human biology

UCSF scientists were pioneers in human embryonic stem cell research more than a decade ago. Today, despite years of political and funding challenges, the UCSF program is flourishing. Scientists are exploring the earliest days of human development, and what sometimes goes wrong. They are studying and seeking treatments for breast cancer and prostate cancer and brain tumors. They are seeking treatments for heart disease and diabetes and such neurological conditions as Parkinson’s disease. All of this is driven by curiosity and ingenuity and a passion to find cures.

UCSF scientists: the power of stem cell biology

Stem cells have the potential to transform medicine. UCSF’s pioneering stem cell scientists discuss the promise these cellular tools hold for testing the safety and effectiveness of experimental drugs, modeling human diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and treating such diseases as birth defects, diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.