Latest University of California, San Francisco Stories

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...

2012-03-15 12:32:34

UCSF-Led Analysis Calls for More Active Role of Reproductive Health Specialists Ob-gyns are uniquely positioned to play a major role in reducing the effects of toxic chemicals on women and babies, according to an analysis led by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers. The team recommends a multipronged approach that includes evaluating patients´ environmental exposures to chemicals and providing education, in addition to broader strategies to influence...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.