UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.
February 03, 2011
December 20, 2010
’Tis the season for temptations, with holiday dinners and treats nearly everywhere we turn. So stick a fork into these 10 tips from the UCSF Center for Prevention of Heart and Vascular Disease.
November 03, 2010
Paul Simpson, a cardiologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a professor of medicine at UCSF, has been named the 2010 Thomas Smith Memorial Lecturer by the American Heart Association.
November 02, 2010
New technologies and techniques continue to accelerate the pace of discovery in human genetics research, a fact made clear by scientists who spoke about their searches for important mutations, gene variants and answers to basic biological questions at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics’ fifth-anniversary symposium on Oct. 28.
August 03, 2010
Testosterone in men has become a hot health topic. New studies, including one by UCSF researchers, now are sparking a controversy over the role of testosterone in heart disease.
June 24, 2010
The oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast underscores the importance of implementing effective regulation through a proactive strategy to protect public health, according to UCSF’s Paul Blanc, the author of a re-released book.
June 23, 2010
The public is welcome to attend UCSF Mini Medical School’s summer program, which addresses several hot topics in stem cell research that foreshadow the future of modern medicine as well as advances in primary care.
April 15, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann recently urged stem cell researchers to focus on the primary goal – making new treatments broadly available to benefit patients.
March 29, 2010
Talk of taxing sugary drinks may spread in light of a new study that connects soft drink consumption with diabetes.
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.