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.
April 26, 2011
Men and women had starkly different immune system responses to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, with men showing no response and women showing a strong response, in two studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
April 20, 2011
UCSF's Lynn Ponton, an expert in teen risk-taking and sexuality, has written a new novel, “Metis: Mixed Blood Stories,” which tells the coming-of-age stories of four generations of adolescents as they face different challenges during their 16th year.
April 13, 2011
High levels of a protein associated with chronic, low-grade inflammation in the brain correlate with aspects of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a study led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco.
April 12, 2011
Older adults at risk for stroke have significantly increased risk for some types of cognitive decline, according to a multicenter study led by University of California scientists.
April 12, 2011
UCSF faculty are working on several fronts to address ongoing health concerns in response to the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
April 05, 2011
Certain cases of major depression are associated with premature aging of immune cells, which may make people more susceptible to other serious illness, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study.
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.
February 01, 2011
A new study led by Kristine Jaffe at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF, finds different results with estrogen therapy and dementia, depending on when a woman takes the hormone.
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.