The UCSF School of Nursing will become the site of a national Center for Personal Assistance Services, thanks to a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
A UCSF-led team has demonstrated that the cerebral cortex, the site of higher cognitive functions, not only perceives pain, but plays a role in regulating pain, and that it does so in part through the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, suggesting a possible target for therapy.
UCSF's Family Service Network (FSN) is sponsoring the Bayview Youth Summit, an event that will provide a safe space for young people to seek information about, and discuss, health-related topics, with a special emphasis on HIV/AIDS on July 23, 2003.
A protein that senses changes in calcium levels can be used to estimate the extent of cognitive deficits caused by toxic amyloid peptides found in Alzheimer brains, researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) and the University of California have discovered.
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have received seven prestigious UC Discovery Grants - state funding paired with private industry support to foster public-private collaboration on important scientific research.
Haile T. Debas, MD, retiring this summer as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, has been appointed to a high-level U.N. commission formed this year to investigate the profound impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa and advise African policymakers.
Cardiac patients suffering from depression are more likely than those without depressive symptoms to feel burdened by their disease and to report a lower quality of life – despite the fact that their hearts may be healthier than some of their counterparts.
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July by enjoying noisy firecrackers, concerts and parades – but at the risk of hearing loss, according to Robert W. Sweetow, PhD, director of audiology at the department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF Medical Center.