In the war against obesity, one’s own fat cells may seem an unlikely ally, but new research from UCSF suggests ordinary fat cells can be reengineered to burn calories.
March 07, 2012
February 01, 2012
Sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health, according to a team of UCSF researchers, who maintain in a new report that sugar is fueling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide.
January 10, 2012
UCSF has signed an alliance with international pharmaceutical company Sanofi to share expertise in diabetes research and identify drug targets that could lead to new therapies for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
January 09, 2012
A group of scientists at UCSF and Columbia University estimates that slapping a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages would prevent nearly 100,000 cases of heart disease, 8,000 strokes and 26,000 deaths every year.
December 07, 2011
In a study published online in the Journal of Obesity, mastering simple mindful eating and stress-reduction techniques helped prevent weight gain without dieting.
September 26, 2011
A new interactive mobile phone app called DiabetesIQ challenges people to test their knowledge of diabetes and to compete with one another as they learn about the complexities of the disease.
September 13, 2011
A survey of federally funded diabetes prevention and control programs in 57 U.S. states and territories has highlighted the need for better diabetes treatment guidelines that are specifically adapted to different populations. Such guidelines do not currently exist.
September 06, 2011
A somewhat mysterious soft tissue found in the fetus during early development in the womb plays a pivotal role in the formation of mature beta cells the sole source of the body’s insulin. This discovery, made by scientists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Texas A&M University, may lead to new ways of addressing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
March 01, 2011
Scientists at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute have discovered how a change in growth hormone activity in mice leads to fatty liver disease, a condition whose human counterpart is of rising concern worldwide.
March 01, 2011
A multinational study has identified a key gene mutation responsible for type 2 diabetes, a finding that could lead to developing a predictive test for the disease, identifying which current medications work best and driving pharmaceutical research to find new therapies.