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Hoping to discover a new approach to treating depression, UCSF researchers looked at mitochondrial proteins and found that people with untreated depression have significantly lower levels of these proteins. New hypotheses emerge about the relationship between depression and the function of the brain’s energy-hungry neurons.
A recent UCSF study tested possible triggers of a common heart condition, including caffeine, sleep deprivation and sleeping on the left side, and found that only alcohol use was consistently associated with more episodes of heart arrhythmia.
In a first, UCSF reserachers successfully used the DNA-editing system CRISPR to alter the genomes of bacteria living in the guts of mammals, which may advance our understanding of the microbiome and pave the way for treating gut-related disease.
A man was paralyzed from the neck down in a surfing accident. Now he can walk again. Using machine learning, UCSF researchers found that controlling blood pressure during surgery may aid in patient recovery from spinal cord injuries.
A new UCSF study shows maintaining ties with friends and family reduces seniors’ risk of moving into a nursing home. Elders with someone to count on are more likely to remain in their homes in a health crisis.
A new study by UCSF researchers finds that more screen time was linked to poorer mental health and greater stress for U.S. teenagers; kids of color and with lower income logged more hours than white, wealthier peers.
The California Labor Laboratory, a new initiative from UCSF, UC Berkeley, and the California Department of Public Health, will address the health of California workers in both traditional jobs and other employment arrangements, including gig workers.
Three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 developed sudden severe psychiatric symptoms. A recent study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerge.
Researchers at UCSF’s Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) have observed how molecular switches regulate many different biological processes simultaneously. Their findings may shed light on how disease mutations operate, offering new ways to target malfunctioning switches and prevent illness.
UCSF faculty will soon co-direct a new center to coordinate research from 11 newly funded centers across the U.S. on the root causes of, and ways to eliminate, disparities in multiple chronic diseases.
An increasing percentage of emergency visits and hospitalizations in the United States before the pandemic involved patients with alcohol and other substance use disorders, according to a study by UCSF researchers.