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Low Levels of Vitamin B12 May Worsen Walking, Cognition in Parkinson’s Patients

UCSF News Mar 8, 2018
A study of patients with early Parkinson’s disease found that groups with lower levels of vitamin B12 faced on average a more rapid acceleration of both motor and cognitive symptoms.

Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood

UCSF News Mar 7, 2018
UCSF scientists have shown that in the human hippocampus neurogenesis declines throughout childhood and is undetectable in adults.

San Francisco Partnership Launches New Mental Health Center

UCSF News Mar 5, 2018
UCSF is supporting the creation of a new center that will add 54 conservatorship beds to San Francisco’s system of mental health care.

Smoking E-Cigarettes Daily Doubles Risk of Heart Attacks

UCSF News Feb 24, 2018
Daily use of electronic cigarettes is associated with nearly a doubling of the odds of a heart attack.

Cognitive Benefits of 'Young Blood' Linked to Brain Protein in Mice

UCSF News Feb 20, 2018
Loss of an enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration may be partly responsible for age-related cognitive decline, according to new research in laboratory mice by UCSF.

Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

UCSF News Feb 13, 2018
California should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UCSF study.

Hip Hop Meets Health in a Campaign Against Type 2 Diabetes

UCSF News Feb 12, 2018
CVP and Youth Speaks, are releasing four new spoken word videos as part of a health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.

Despite Bans, Toxic Flame Retardants Continue to Show Up in Pregnant Women’s Blood

UCSF News Feb 5, 2018
A UCSF research team has found that while banning flame-retardant chemicals initially led to a reduction in exposure, a disturbing trend is emerging of exposure leveling off or even rising again.

A Brain Chemical Blamed for Mental Decline in Old Age Could Hold Key to Its Reversal

UCSF News Feb 5, 2018
UCSF researchers have identified the buildup of one brain chemical as a key culprit behind age-related learning and memory impairments. Tuning levels of this chemical in the worm C. elegans, they could delay and even reverse the declines of old age.

Could a Protein Called Klotho Block Dementia and Aging?

UCSF News Jan 29, 2018
Denal Dubal, an associate professor of neurology at UCSF, thinks we can use the science of aging to help stave off these neurodegenerative diseases.

Why the Flu Season is So Bad This Year

UCSF News Jan 17, 2018
UCSF’s Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, an expert in infectious diseases, answered some questions about this year’s flu season.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

UCSF News Jan 9, 2018
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

1 in 5 Older Patients with Chronic Disease Report Health Care Discrimination

UCSF News Dec 14, 2017
Researchers said all the groups in the study – Black, White and Hispanic – reported high rates of discrimination for one reason or another.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2017

UCSF News Dec 13, 2017
Whether you are seeing them for the first time or coming back for another look, check out the most popular scientific stories from UC San Francisco from the past year.

In 2018, Advocates Will Keep Pushing to Prioritize Science and Health Care Policies

UCSF News Dec 13, 2017
Heading into the new year, political issues in Washington, D.C., and in California have the potential to disrupt scientific funding, limit the flow of new scientists and clinicians through immigration changes, and shake up the health care system.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UCSF mourns the loss of Mayor Edwin Lee, who partnered with the University on a number of initiatives that improved the city’s health access and economic vitality.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

UCSF News Dec 1, 2017
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.