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June 20, 2013
A new $11 million grant to UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California will support a multifaceted research program aimed at lowering stroke risk among black populations and younger stroke victims by targeting high blood pressure.
December 10, 2012
UCSF scientists have uncovered the molecular basis of gentle touch, one of the most fundamental but least well understood of our senses.
October 14, 2011
The only medication currently approved for stroke treatment – tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which dissolves blood clots – is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the brain, particularly among patients with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
September 14, 2011
High blood pressure affects 1 billion people worldwide. At least 30 percent of individual variation in blood pressure is due to genes. The largest-ever study to search for risk genes has just been published and homed in on 16 new genes. But most of the genetic contribution to blood pressure remains elusive. A new research approach may be needed.
April 15, 2011
Dozens of faculty, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from UCSF presented their latest advances and discoveries in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery during international meetings in Honolulu and Denver.
January 04, 2011
Parkinson’s disease researcher Robert Nussbaum, a human geneticist and neuroscientist at UCSF, has been named to receive the prestigious Klaus Joachim Zülch Neuroscience Prize for 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.
July 21, 2010
A novel technique created at UCSF to deliver a growth factor directly to brain cells has shown promising results in treating Parkinson's symptoms and could enter human clinical trials as early as next year.
July 07, 2010
Heart disease patients with anxiety disorder were significantly more likely to experience stroke, heart failure, heart attack, transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke), or death than heart disease patients without anxiety, in a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
May 07, 2010
A long-held vision came into view Monday as UCSF neuroscientists and clinical researchers shared their ambitious plans to attack debilitating neurological diseases through innovative collaborations.

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