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