UC San Francisco researchers have finally identified the cellular circuit responsible for conveying stress signals from inside mitochondria to the integrated stress response, a discovery that may have important implications for treating the many debilitating diseases associated with mitochondrial stress.
A new UCSF study of patients with Parkinson’s disease has revealed a pathway that transmits signals very rapidly between two parts of the human brain to govern the complex act of halting a motion once it’s been initiated.
As cases of the novel coronavirus infection, COVID-19, increase across the U.S., many people may be feeling anxious. We spoke with UC San Francisco psychiatrist Elissa Epel, PhD, who studies stress, about the difference between anxiety and panic, and steps you can take stay calm and prepared.
Uncontrolled blood pressure is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States even though existing medications, when prescribed and taken according to guidelines, work well. A new analysis of electronic health records (EHRs) led by a UCSF scientist, as many as 40 percent of the roughly 80 million Americans with high blood pressure may not have the condition under control.
A blood test that may eventually be done in a doctor’s office can swiftly reveal if a patient with memory issues has Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment and can also distinguish both conditions from frontotemporal dementia.
As concerns about the coronavirus outbreak begin hitting closer to home, UC San Francisco infectious disease experts are providing the latest updates on how to protect yourself, when to seek medical attention, and who is being tested.
Administering stem cell or enzyme therapy in utero may be a path to alleviating some congenital diseases that often result in losing a pregnancy, according to a new study in mice by UCSF researchers. They showed that stem cells can enter the fetal brain during prenatal development and make up for cells that fail to make an essential protein.
Across California, few dental offices are equipped to accommodate patients with special needs, leaving many patients with no option but to allow their dental diseases to go untreated, sometimes leading to serious health complications. The UCSF School of Dentistry is helping to lead an initiative to build the state’s capacity to provide special needs dental care to every Californian who needs it.
UCSF researchers have partnered with local government agencies on an ongoing project that is installing hydration stations in low-income communities in San Francisco, parts of the city where conditions like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease disproportionately affect minority populations.