Richard K. Olney, MD, the founding director of the ALS Treatment and Research Center at UCSF and a pioneer in ALS clinical research, pushes to complete a clinical research paper, even as he nears the end of his own struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
April 26, 2011
Men and women had starkly different immune system responses to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, with men showing no response and women showing a strong response, in two studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
April 26, 2011
Scientists are making great strides in figuring out how the human brain develops, which are leading to novel ideas about the causes of a range of brain disorders, and are raising hopes for the regeneration of tissue that is lost in diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
April 22, 2011
Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and a history of childhood trauma had significantly shorter telomere length than those with PTSD but without childhood trauma, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
April 22, 2011
A UCSF team that developed a low-cost diaphragm device, which monitors early signs of pre-term labor and sends a wireless alert to the patient’s physician, has won second place in a national competition and could lead to clinical trials of the product.
April 21, 2011
Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
April 20, 2011
Three UCSF professors, in medicine, immunology and molecular pharmacology, are among 212 international leaders who have been elected as new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
April 19, 2011
Nobel laureate Peter Agre used his own career as an example to point to the international collaborations through which people from across the globe come together with a shared passion to work on scientific mysteries during his recent talk at the J. David Gladstone Institutes.
April 18, 2011
A seminal UCSF study is probing the biological processes affected by extremely low caloric intake in the first broad examination of the psychological profile of successful extreme dieters gauging how they differ from normal eaters and overeaters. WATCH VIDEO.
April 15, 2011
Recording people belting out an old Motown tune and then asking them to listen to their own singing without the accompanying music seems like an unusually cruel form of punishment. But for a team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley, this exact Karaoke experiment has revealed what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.