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UCSF Study Links Inflammation in Brain to Some Memory Decline

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.

UCSF Experts Aim to Provide Mental Health Services in Japan

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.

Study Links Heart Disease Risk Factors to Some Cognitive Decline

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.

Study Finds Link Between Chronic Depression and Accelerated Immune Cell Aging

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.

Exercise May Prevent Impact of Stress on Telomeres, A Measure of Cell Health

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.

Estrogen Therapy's Link With Dementia Risk Depends on Age When Taken, Study Finds

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.

Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis, Treatment Key, But Stigma Remains

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.

Blood Test Predicts Cognitive Decline, and "Cognitive Reserve" Protects Against That Decline, Study Shows

January 18, 2011 Low blood levels of beta-amyloid 42, a protein-like substance, were associated with the risk of significant cognitive decline within nine years in a group of elders, in a study led by Kristine Yaffe, MD, chief of geriatric psychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

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.

Chancellor, faculty named to Academy of Arts and Sciences

October 09, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, will be inducted today into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, alongside some of the world’s other most distinguished scholars, artists and institutional leaders.

Preserving Fertility of Women with Cancer Is Often Neglected

September 21, 2010 Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.

Can Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Be Stopped Before it Begins?

August 30, 2010 UCSF researchers at the San VA Medical Center have been working with US Air Force officers to develop and field test Deployment Anxiety Reduction Training with the goal of stopping post-traumatic stress disorder before it starts.

UCSF Psychiatrist to Moderate Discussion with Rosalynn Carter

August 09, 2010 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who received the UCSF Medal in 2003, will speak about mental health issues at the Commonwealth Club of California this Friday, Aug. 13.

2010 UCSF Medalists Featured in Videos

May 14, 2010 Five distinguished individuals, who were honored recently with the 2010 UCSF Medal, are featured in videos now available on YouTube.

UCSF to Present Medal to Five Individuals to Celebrate Founders Day

April 29, 2010 A prominent neuroscientist, a global humanitarian relief organizer, a pioneering pediatrician and two supporters of basic biomedical research will receive the UCSF Medal at the 2010 Founders Day banquet tonight.

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