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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.
April 13, 2011
If HIV-infected adults in San Francisco began taking antiretroviral treatments as soon as they were diagnosed, the rate of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men would be cut by almost 6o percent over five years, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco.
April 13, 2011
A new MRI device that guides surgeons as they implant electrodes into the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders could change the way this surgery, called deep brain stimulation, is performed at medical centers across the country.
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.
April 11, 2011
A new strategy for diagnosing kidney disease proved significantly more accurate than the current standard approach, indicating that there are potentially millions of Americans with undiagnosed – and misdiagnosed – kidney disease, according to a large, multi-center study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
April 11, 2011
Solving part of a medical mystery, researchers at UCSF have established a link between molecules found in an inflamed pancreas and the early formation of pancreatic cancer – a discovery that may help scientists identify new ways to detect, monitor and treat this deadly disease.
April 11, 2011
A new surgery for cervical disc disease in the neck may restore range of motion and reduce repeat surgeries in some younger patients, according to a team of neurosurgeons from UCSF.
April 11, 2011
Scientists at UCSF have pinpointed a reason older adults have a harder time multitasking than younger adults: they have more difficulty switching between tasks at the level of brain networks.
April 06, 2011
Contrary to popular belief among physicians, frailty in elderly patients is not associated with an increased risk of adverse reactions to medications, according to a study led by Michael Steinman, MD, a geriatrician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
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.

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