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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.
UCSF infectious disease expert Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, has been following the disease since its outbreak and provided the latest updates on what science has revealed about how the coronavirus is transmitted, what happens to someone who’s infected, and why a single diagnostic test may not be enough.
Researchers screened a massive library of over 150 million virtual molecules and discovered the first drugs that selectively target one of two mammalian melatonin receptors that modulate sleep-wake cycles.
The researchers uncovered efforts to sell to minorities by drawing from corporate papers such as memos, financial reports and company newsletters that are housed in the UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library.
For a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.