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UCSF "fountain of youth" pill could restore aging immune system

December 13, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.

Soft drink industry should focus on child nutrition in developing world

November 10, 2010 Soft drink companies are well-positioned to help combat child malnutrition in developing countries because of their expanding business and extensive distribution routes.

UCSF scientists speak out against airport full-body scans

November 04, 2010 Four UCSF scientists sent a letter last April to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressing concern about the health risks of full body scanners being implemented at U.S. airports.

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.

Pain, especially from arthritis, is common in the last two years of life, study finds

November 01, 2010 In the first study to look at the prevalence of pain experienced among older people during the last two years of life, researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center found that 46 percent of study participants suffered moderate to severe pain during their final four months of life.

Dried plum restores bone in aging mice, scientists report

October 05, 2010 A diet supplemented with powdered dried plum restored bone lost by mice during the course of normal aging, in a study led by Bernard P. Halloran, PhD, at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Social Support is Key to Nursing Home Length of Stay Before Death

August 24, 2010 In a study of elderly Americans who moved to a nursing home for their final months or years of life, 80 percent died there within one year, according to an investigation by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Physicians call for more flexible end-of-life planning

August 16, 2010 Specialists in geriatric medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System call the traditional approach of advance care planning “fundamentally flawed,” and propose a new paradigm.

Blood Stem Cell, Leukemia Link Illuminated in UCSF-Led Study

August 16, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.

Proteins Linked with Alzheimer's, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases Found to Clump in Normal Aging

August 10, 2010 In neurodegenerative diseases, clumps of insoluble proteins appear in patients’ brains. These aggregates contain proteins that are unique to each disease, such as amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease, but they are intertwined with small amounts of many other insoluble proteins that are normally present in a soluble form in healthy young individuals.

Study recommends better care for terminally ill patients in emergency rooms

August 04, 2010 Hospital emergency departments need to be better adapted to the needs of terminally ill patients who are increasingly seeking palliative care in the emergency room, according to a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Brain training reverses age-related cognitive decline

July 19, 2010 Specialized brain training targeted at the regions of a rat’s brain that process sound reversed many aspects of normal, age-related cognitive decline and improved the health of the brain cells, according to a new study from researchers at UCSF.

Brain fitness program study reveals visual memory improvement in older adults

July 14, 2010 A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or “working” visual memory.

UCSF analyses detail tobacco industry influence on health policy

May 27, 2010 Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform.

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.

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