Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.
April 01, 2014
March 31, 2014
Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UCSF.
November 11, 2013
UCSF scientists were able to arrest, and even reverse, tissue scarring of the liver, kidneys and lungs in mice. The scarring, also known as fibrosis, is a major factor in nearly half of all deaths in developed countries.
November 06, 2013
UCSF has been awarded one of three Cooperative Agreements from the U.S. Bureau of the Health Professions to establish the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center.
November 05, 2013
The United States faces a severe shortage of primary health care providers. In a series of papers published in Health Affairs, UCSF researchers advocated a number of potential solutions to the problem.
October 25, 2013
Eleven leading scientists from the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) presented their latest aging research findings and anti-aging strategies at a daylong symposium called “The Science of Staying Younger Longer.”
October 15, 2013
The Science of Staying Younger Longer is a by-invitation symposium and panel discussion highlighting advances in scientific understanding of the biological underpinnings of aging and ideas for how to slow down age-associated disease and decline.
September 16, 2013
A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging.
September 04, 2013
Scientists at UCSF are reporting that they have found a way to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on the brain, using a video game designed to improve cognitive control.