Recent articles by Pete Farley

UCSF Expands Access for People with ALS

April 03, 2014
The ALS Treatment and Research Center, a clinical practice of the Department of Neurology at UCSF and an ALS Association-certified Center of Excellence, is expanding its support for the community of people facing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Daiichi Sankyo and UCSF Announce Collaboration in Drug Discovery Research for Neurodegenerative Diseases

April 03, 2014
Daiichi Sankyo and UCSF have established a drug-discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics for multiple neurodegenerative diseases.

These Boosts Are Made For Walkin’

March 13, 2014
New research by UC San Francisco neuroscientists suggests that the body may get help in fast-changing situations from a specialized brain circuit that causes visual system neurons to fire more strongly during locomotion.

Update on Rare Polio-Like Disease in California

February 26, 2014
Over the past 18 months, physicians in California have observed on rare occasions what may be a new disease, one in which patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg.

Personalized Medicine a Cost-Effective Way to Tailor Drug Therapy After Stents

February 19, 2014
Genetic testing can help doctors choose the most effective and economical drugs to prevent blood clots in the half a million patients in the U.S. who receive coronary stents each year, according to a new study led by a UCSF researcher.

UCSF Team Reveals How the Brain Recognizes Speech Sounds

January 30, 2014
UCSF researchers are reporting a detailed account of how speech sounds are identified by the human brain. The finding offers unprecedented insight into the basis of human language and may shed light on language disorders, including dyslexia.

UCSF Scientists Show How Insulin-Producing Cells May Fail in Diabetes, and How They Might Someday Be Restored

January 14, 2014
Two new studies led by UC San Francisco scientists shed new light on the nature of beta cells, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that are compromised in diabetes.

Animal Cells Can Communicate by Reaching Out and Touching, UCSF Team Discovers

January 02, 2014
In a finding that directly contradicts the standard biological model of animal cell communication, UCSF scientists have discovered that typical cells in animals have the ability to transmit and receive biological signals by making physical contact with each other, even at long distance.

Innovative Researchers Honored for Work Fighting Life-Threatening Diseases

December 20, 2013
Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman kicked off a special day-long symposium recognizing the winners of the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences on Dec. 13. It was the centerpiece of a two-day celebration hosted by UCSF.

Top Scientific Minds Gather for Breakthrough Prize Symposium

December 17, 2013
Some of the world's top researchers converged at UCSF as part of a two-day celebration of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, nicknamed the "Oscars of Science."