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2012-04-11 10:47:27

An extensive UCSF study finds certain abnormalities can increase risk Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease? These are the questions researchers at UCSF asked in a comprehensive eight-year study focused on senior citizens in the United States. Researchers found a higher risk of heart attack when abnormalities showed up on...

2012-04-10 10:21:35

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Is sugar a toxin that's fueling the global obesity epidemic? That's the argument University of California, San Francisco's Dr. Robert Lustig makes in "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," a video that appeared on University of California Television's (UCTV) YouTube channel in 2009 and has since gone viral with over 2.2 million views, sparking a national dialogue and warranting coverage in The New York Times and most recently on "60 Minutes." On UCTV...

2012-04-10 06:28:48

MADISON, Wis., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 200 clinical research professionals attended the 13th Onsemble conference -- a record-breaking attendance in the history of the semi-annual event, which gathers members of the clinical research community to collaborate on key operational issues. The Onsemble 2012 Spring Conference, hosted by Forte Research Systems and co-hosted by the University of California, San Francisco, was held March 7-9 at the Mission Bay Conference Center...

2012-04-04 02:30:43

CHICAGO, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from two GNS Healthcare collaborations were presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago. In each, GNS researchers used supercomputer-powered data analytics to discover novel biological mechanisms in cancer. The predictions made using this computational approach were then validated experimentally. In the first collaboration, the results of which were presented in a talk Sunday by Dr....

2012-03-30 23:00:37

A portion of the grant funding raised at the local Foundation's annual Care and Cure Benefit will support UCSF postdoctoral fellow Jiadong Chen´s clinical training and research to aid in the effort to care and cure pediatric epilepsy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles awarded a $50,000 “Care and Cure” grant to the University of California, San Francisco to support the postdoctoral training and work of Jiadong Chen, Ph.D....

2012-03-30 07:59:33

Greater lifetime exposure to the stress of traumatic events was linked to higher levels of inflammation in a study of almost 1,000 patients with cardiovascular disease led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. In the first study to examine the relationship between cumulative traumatic stress exposure and inflammation, the scientists found that the more traumatic stress a patient was exposed to over the course of a lifetime,...

2012-03-29 02:33:17

Within Redundancy of Genetic Code Exists Information that Helps Determine How Fast Proteins are Produced, UCSF Team Finds A hidden and never before recognized layer of information in the genetic code has been uncovered by a team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) thanks to a technique developed at UCSF called ribosome profiling, which enables the measurement of gene activity inside living cells – including the speed with which proteins are made. By...

2012-03-22 09:11:13

Public scrutiny and the threat of government regulation are leading to a decline in industry-sponsored funding of accredited continuing medical education (CME) for physicians, and this decline represents an opportunity to make CME more relevant, cost-effective and less open to bias, wrote a group of physicians from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. In a "Perspective" in the March 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors...

2012-03-20 09:21:13

High rate of trauma among american women with HIV/AIDS and its public health consequences revealed in 2 UCSF studies Physical violence, sexual abuse and other forms of childhood and adult trauma are major factors fueling the epidemic of HIV/AIDS among American women. Scientists have known for years that traumatized women are at greater risk of becoming infected. Now, two new studies from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Harvard Medical School demonstrate that a...

Spurned In Love, Study Finds Fruit Flies Turn To Alcohol
2012-03-16 07:48:23

[ Watch the Video ] A male, his affections spurned by a female that he's attracted to, is driven to excessive alcohol consumption. The story may be familiar, but in this case, the lead characters aren't humans -- they're fruit flies. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered that like their Homo sapiens counterparts, male members of the species Drosophila melanogaster tend to, for lack of a better term, "get drunk" after being rejected by...