Recent articles by Pete Farley

New Compound Treats Both Blindness and Diabetes in Animal Studies

July 10, 2014
In a new study led by UCSF scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes.

Innovative Research Tool Pinpoints Potential Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

July 08, 2014
A team led by UCSF scientists has identified eight drugs that may stimulate nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Running, Combined with Visual Experience, Restores Brain Function

June 26, 2014
In a new study by UC San Francisco scientists, running, when accompanied by visual stimuli, restored brain function to normal levels in mice that had been deprived of visual experience in early life.

How a Thick “Sugar Coating” on Cells May Drive Aggressive Cancers

June 25, 2014
UCSF scientists have shown that cancer-induced structural changes in a sugary coating ensheathing cells can promote mechanical interactions that fuel tumor growth and metastasis.

Longer Telomeres Linked to Risk of Brain Cancer

June 08, 2014
New genomic research led by UCSF scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.

New Venture Aims to Understand and Heal Disrupted Brain Circuitry to Treat Mental Illnesses

May 27, 2014
Scientists and physicians at UCSF are leading a $26 million, multi-institutional research program to better understand and treat a range of common, debilitating psychiatric disorders.

UCSF Researchers Drive Major Progress in Lung Disease

May 18, 2014
Researchers from UCSF played major roles in five significant multicenter studies of lung disease published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Rare Polio-Like Disease in California

April 29, 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.

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.