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UCSF Dermatologists Pen Book to Promote Education of Rare Disorders That Cause Hair Loss

October 04, 2011 UCSF dermatologist Vera Price and her former fellow, Paradi Mirmirani wrote a book to help residents better understand and treat Cicatricial alopecia, a group of rare disorders that cause permanent hair loss.

Statins may slow progression of multiple sclerosis, new study finds

April 14, 2010 A UCSF-led study examining the impact of statins on the progression of multiple sclerosis found a lower incidence of new brain lesions in patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drug in the early stages of the disease as compared to a placebo.

New studies reveal age-related nerve decline is associated with inflammation and differs by gender

April 14, 2010 New research investigating neurological decline in a population of “super healthy” elderly subjects found that the decline in neurological function of the peripheral nervous system attributed to aging may be related to metabolic factors, such as blood sugar levels, even if these factors are within the normal range.