A UCSF-led team has demonstrated that the cerebral cortex, the site of higher cognitive functions, not only perceives pain, but plays a role in regulating pain, and that it does so in part through the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, suggesting a possible target for therapy.
July 16, 2003
July 15, 2003
UCSF's Family Service Network (FSN) is sponsoring the Bayview Youth Summit, an event that will provide a safe space for young people to seek information about, and discuss, health-related topics, with a special emphasis on HIV/AIDS on July 23, 2003.
July 14, 2003
A protein that senses changes in calcium levels can be used to estimate the extent of cognitive deficits caused by toxic amyloid peptides found in Alzheimer brains, researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) and the University of California have discovered.
July 10, 2003
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have received seven prestigious UC Discovery Grants - state funding paired with private industry support to foster public-private collaboration on important scientific research.
July 09, 2003
Haile T. Debas, MD, retiring this summer as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, has been appointed to a high-level U.N. commission formed this year to investigate the profound impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa and advise African policymakers.
July 08, 2003
Cardiac patients suffering from depression are more likely than those without depressive symptoms to feel burdened by their disease and to report a lower quality of life – despite the fact that their hearts may be healthier than some of their counterparts.
July 02, 2003
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July by enjoying noisy firecrackers, concerts and parades – but at the risk of hearing loss, according to Robert W. Sweetow, PhD, director of audiology at the department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF Medical Center.
June 29, 2003
Tracing all the genetic changes that flow from a single mutation, UCSF scientists have identified the kinds of genes and systems in the body that ultimately allow a doubling of lifespan in the roundworm, C. elegans. Humans share many of these genes, and the researchers think the new findings offer clues to increasing human youthfulness and longevity as well.
June 27, 2003
A new grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) will enable UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) to continue to grow its groundbreaking Bridges program aimed at improving science education for the children of San Francisco.
June 24, 2003
The current screening strategy for kidney disease among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus is missing an estimated 300,000 people in the U.S., according to a study in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Researchers at UC San Francisco, Loyola University Health System, and colleagues found that 30 percent of adult diabetic patients with kidney disease do not have the two conditions traditionally associated with kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes—protein in urine (albuminuria) and eye disease (retinopathy).