A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or “working” visual memory.
June 18, 2010
Julene Johnson is headed for Finland and Kari Radoff is going to Nicaragua as part of the J. William Fulbright Program.
May 27, 2010
Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform.
May 26, 2010
Exercise can buffer the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF that revealed actual benefits of physical activity at the cellular level.
May 12, 2010
Understanding the processes underlying the diminishing life span of HIV patients, even though they are responding well to anti-retroviral therapy, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on May 18.
May 11, 2010
The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit group of 50 U.S. research universities, released a report that highlights 100 “success stories” of companies that are the result of federal investments in basic research, including seven companies affiliated with UC research.
May 11, 2010
Joseph Newhouse, a prominent expert in the field of health economics, will talk about health reform at UCSF on May 17.
April 22, 2010
Insight into pneumonia deaths due to antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections emerges from UCSF study.
April 14, 2010
New research investigating neurological decline in a population of “super healthy” elderly subjects found that the decline in neurological function of the peripheral nervous system attributed to aging may be related to metabolic factors, such as blood sugar levels, even if these factors are within the normal range.
April 02, 2010
Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, will talk about the global hunt for a vaccine at UCSF on April 5.