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2013-07-09 11:28:26

Persons who live to an older age are the more likely to be disabled near the end of life and require the assistance of a caregiver to complete the activities of daily living, and disability was more common in women than men two years before death, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The population of U.S. adults older than 85 years is expected to triple from 5.4 million to 19 million between 2008 and 2050. While many people do live into...

2013-06-27 11:55:56

Phase 3 clinical trial in China, designed in partnership with UC San Francisco, could change standard of care in US Results of a Phase III clinical trial showed that a simple drug regimen of two anti-clotting drugs — clopidogrel and aspirin — lowered the risk of stroke by almost one-third, compared to the standard therapy of aspirin alone, when given to patients who had minor or transient stroke symptoms to prevent subsequent attacks. Described this week in the New England...

2013-06-25 12:36:01

UCSF study points to potential strategy for erasing memory of addiction A new study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco offers encouraging findings that researchers hope may one day lead to a treatment option for people who suffer from alcohol abuse disorders and other addictions. In the study, conducted in rats, the UCSF researchers were able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to the memories that cause cravings for alcohol,...

2013-06-17 12:13:57

UCSF cell biologists find molecule targets a key biological pathway Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UCSF San Francisco researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress. The same biochemical pathway the molecule acts on might one day be targeted in humans to improve memory, according to the senior author of the study, Peter Walter, PhD, UCSF professor of biochemistry and biophysics and a Howard Hughes Investigator. The...

2013-06-11 11:24:11

UCSF researcher urges caution on use of certain diabetes drugs in dementia patients Diabetes-associated episodes of low blood sugar may increase the risk of developing dementia, while having dementia or even milder forms of cognitive impairment may increase the risk of experiencing low blood sugar, according to a UC San Francisco scientist who led a new study published online today (June 10) in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from 783 diabetic participants and found...

2013-06-06 12:28:29

8th Executive in WHA's 32-year History to Win Prestigious Honor LONG BEACH, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diana Hendel, PharmD., CEO of Long Beach Memorial, Community Hospital Long Beach and Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, was honored with the prestigious Women in Health Administration Woman of the Year Award at the organization's annual event. Only the eighth woman honored in the organization's 32-year history, Dr. Hendel is CEO of the largest...

Poor Sleep More Harmful For Female Than Male Heart Patients
2013-06-06 09:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Women with coronary heart disease could be at risk for elevated levels of inflammation if they aren´t getting enough sleep, according to new research published online Wednesday in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The study was conducted by investigators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and found that poor sleep patterns — in particular, waking up too early — appears to play “a...

2013-06-05 08:29:37

Rock Health's new location, immediately proximate to UCSF, further positions Mission Bay at epicenter of digital health revolution PASADENA, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), the leading and largest owner, operator, and developer of high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science industry, is honored to announce that Rock Health, the first and premier digital health accelerator, will base its global...

2013-06-05 08:28:45

First Collaboration and New Initiatives Originating from the California Innovation Center Announced as Johnson & Johnson Expands Presence on the West Coast MENLO PARK, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Innovation today announced the opening of the Johnson & Johnson California Innovation Center, one of four regional hubs being established in the world's leading life science innovation hotspots. A part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the goal of...

2013-06-05 08:28:35

Agreement Expands Janssen Labs to New San Francisco Life Sciences Incubator SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to allocate 5,000 square feet of the space in QB3's new 24,000-square foot biosciences incubator in San Francisco to launch Janssen Labs @QB3. Under the collaboration, Johnson & Johnson will have an exclusive agreement to create a...