Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes the scientific goals and functions of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a proposed new entity of the NIH that will strive to reengineer the process of developing drugs, diagnostics, and devices.
July 18, 2011
UCSF cognitive neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley has used functional brain imaging and EEG studies to discover that older adults fare worse than younger adults at remembering following distractions. He hopes to improve their performance with cognitive training, using a newly developed video game.
July 18, 2011
Janice Humphreys, a associate professor of Family Health Care Nursing, is working with an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues to study the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence with funding made possible by UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
July 14, 2011
UCSF is the lead partner in the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival that will bring together an unprecedented brain trust of the region’s scientific and educational partners to produce what is expected to be one of the largest science-based events ever held in the United States.
July 11, 2011
Members of the UCSF community only have a few days left to register to walk at AIDS Walk San Francisco, which is slated for Sunday, July 17. Funds may be donated to the cause through mid-August.
July 07, 2011
Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.
June 23, 2011
In advance of the upcoming AIDS Walk San Francisco, UCSF will host a free public screening of a documentary depicting the emergence of the epidemic at San Francisco General Hospital and a talk by UCSF's Jay Levy, co-discoverer of HIV as the cause of AIDS, on June 29.
June 22, 2011
What started as a 2 a.m. conversation over coffee between two fourth-year medical students, ended with the development of a free mobile medical translation application with the potential to profoundly impact patient care worldwide that has more than 8,000 downloads to date on iTunes.
June 17, 2011
The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.
June 17, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world.