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Depression in midlife linked with disability in old age

February 19, 2010 People with symptoms of depression in middle age have a significantly greater risk in old age of being physically disabled or unable to carry out tasks of daily living, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Food and addiction symposium on Friday, February 19

February 16, 2010 UCSF is sponsoring a one-day symposium for the Bay Area research community to bring awareness to the problem of how certain foods can cause an addictive-like state in the brain and are a hidden cause behind the nation's obesity epidemic.

Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimer's treatments

February 09, 2010 Scientists have determined that a new instrument known as PIB-PET is effective in detecting deposits of amyloid-beta protein plaques in the brains of living people, and that these deposits are predictive of who will develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Professor to Conduct Earthquake Preparedness Seminars

February 01, 2010 Matthew Springer, an associate professor of medicine at UCSF, is again conducting earthquake preparedness talks at several campus locations beginning today (February 1.)

Study Finds Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels Associated With Less Biological Aging in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

January 28, 2010 UCSF scientists have discovered that higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids correspond to a lower rate of shortening of telomere length in patients with coronary artery disease.

Major imaging initiative to shed light on little known brain disease

January 25, 2010 UCSF scientists have received a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to embark on a major neuroimaging study of a degenerative brain disease that is at least as common as Alzheimer’s disease in people under age 60.

UCSF Provides Information on How to Help Haiti

January 15, 2010 There are many ways that the UCSF community can help survivors of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti.

Cognitively impaired elderly women get unneeded screening mammography, study finds

January 14, 2010 A significant percentage of U.S. women 70 years or older who were severely cognitively impaired received screening mammography that was unlikely to benefit them, according to a study of 2,131 elderly women conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

UCSF study analyzes California stem cell initiative progress

January 14, 2010 The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has overcome start-up challenges, been selectively influenced by criticism, and ultimately has adhered to its core mission, according to a new UCSF analysis published in the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). UCSF researchers Joel W. Adelson, MD, PhD, MPH, and Joanna K. Weinberg, JD, LLM, both with the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging, School of Nursing, interviewed major stakeholders—supporters and opponents—and analyzed documents and meeting notes for the analysis.

UCSF Takes Lead on New JAMA Aging Series

January 13, 2010 A 12-part series produced and edited by the Division of Geriatrics will tackle topics related to aging and the challenges of caring for older individuals.

UCSF Researchers Are Mapping DNA from 100,000 People for Unique Kaiser Database

January 12, 2010 UCSF and Kaiser team up to beef up a powerful resource for use in identifying risks for disease and factors that promote healthy aging.

Expert to Talk about Global Tuberculosis Control Today

January 04, 2010 UCSF’s Philip Hopewell, an international expert on tuberculosis control, will talk about progress and problems combating TB today on the Parnassus campus.

UCSF/SFGH project for diabetes patients wins award for innovation, quality

December 17, 2009 A UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital project that used a novel communication tool to improve health outcomes among diabetes patients was honored recently with a quality leadership award from the California Health Care Safety Net Institute.

UCSF/SFGH Project for Diabetes Patients Wins Award for Innovation, Quality

December 17, 2009 The Center for Vulnerable Populations has won an award for an automated, multilingual phone tool that improves health outcomes among patients with type 2 diabetes.

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