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Wandering Minds Associated With Aging Cells

November 16, 2012 A preliminary UCSF study suggests a possible link between mind wandering and aging, by looking at a biological measure of longevity.

San Francisco VA/UCSF Psychiatry Researcher Honored by Behavioral Medicine Society

July 26, 2012 Aoife O’Donovan, PhD, a Society in Science: Branco Weiss Fellow in psychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF, was presented with the Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award for 2012 by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

UCSF's Blackburn Inducted into the California Hall of Fame

December 12, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, whose co-discovery of an enzyme involved in cell aging and cancers opened a whole new field of scientific inquiry, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Dec. 8, 2011. 

UCSF Faculty Put 9/11 in Context

September 13, 2011 On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11,  faculty members reflect on the psychological toll the tragedy took. 

New Research Shows Mental Illness Common, Linked to Heart Disease

September 09, 2011 Mental illnesses, especially depression and anxiety disorders, are common in the United States and Europe according to two new major research reports. They often are untreated, and they are associated with chronic, life threatening health problems, including heart disease.

Translational Research Begins to Explain Chronic Health Problems Associated with Intimate Partner Violence

July 18, 2011 Janice Humphreys, a associate professor of Family Health Care Nursing, is working with an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues to study the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence with funding made possible by UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

UCSF Faculty Provide Health Expertise to People of Japan

May 16, 2011 UCSF has produced a series of public service announcements to address mental health issues and other health-related issues in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 and continuing crises at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

Exercise May Prevent Impact of Stress on Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Health

April 04, 2011 UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres – the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health. The findings also suggest that exercise may prevent this damage.

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.

Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis, Treatment Key, But Stigma Remains

January 26, 2011 Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference for patients with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, diagnosis often is delayed for months or years.

Study Shows How Stress Causes Extensive Genetic Rewiring

January 12, 2011 A team of scientists in the United States, South Korea, and Switzerland has uncovered a vast, complex network of 160,000 genetic interactions within yeast cells that changes dramatically when the cells are subjected to stress.

New test can predict complications from kidney disease

December 16, 2010 Cystatin C, a blood marker of kidney function, proved significantly more accurate than the standard blood marker, creatinine, in predicting serious complications of kidney disease, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

Cell Health Linked to Positive Mood Changes in Meditation

November 03, 2010 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and researcher Elissa Epel, PhD, are co-authors with UC Davis scientists of a paper showing that the positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater activity of the enzyme telomerase.

Brief exercise reduces impact of stress on cell aging, UCSF study shows

May 26, 2010 Exercise can buffer the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF that revealed actual benefits of physical activity at the cellular level.

NCIRE releases "Welcome Home" DVD for returning service members and veterans

May 19, 2010 NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute has announced the release of “Welcome Home: Support from the Ground Up,” a DVD resource guide for returning service members, Veterans, their families, and their loved ones.

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