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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.
April 04, 2011
UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres – the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health. The findings also suggest that exercise may prevent this damage.
February 01, 2011
A new study led by Kristine Jaffe at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF, finds different results with estrogen therapy and dementia, depending on when a woman takes the hormone.
January 26, 2011
Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference for patients with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, diagnosis often is delayed for months or years.
January 18, 2011
Low blood levels of beta-amyloid 42, a protein-like substance, were associated with the risk of significant cognitive decline within nine years in a group of elders, in a study led by Kristine Yaffe, MD, chief of geriatric psychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
November 03, 2010
UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and researcher Elissa Epel, PhD, are co-authors with UC Davis scientists of a paper showing that the positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater activity of the enzyme telomerase.
November 03, 2010
As San Francisco prepares to celebrate the 2010 World Series champions with a parade today, UCSF’s Stuart Lustig explains why fans are so excited about the San Francisco Giants.
October 09, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, will be inducted today into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, alongside some of the world’s other most distinguished scholars, artists and institutional leaders.
September 21, 2010
Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.
August 30, 2010
UCSF researchers at the San VA Medical Center have been working with US Air Force officers to develop and field test Deployment Anxiety Reduction Training with the goal of stopping post-traumatic stress disorder before it starts.

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