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Could a Protein Called Klotho Block Dementia and Aging?

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:38pm
Denal Dubal, an associate professor of neurology at UCSF, thinks we can use the science of aging to help stave off these neurodegenerative diseases.

Researchers Invent Reversible 'Off-Switch' for Cellular Proteins

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:38pm
UCSF scientists have invented a technique that lets them precisely and reversibly disrupt the action of specific cellular proteins at a microscopic scale by making them split apart when illuminated with blue light.

Samsung and UCSF Introduce My BP Lab, a Smartphone App for Blood Pressure and Stress Research

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 12:13pm
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and UCSF have announced the launch of My BP Lab, a jointly developed smartphone research app to help users monitor their blood pressure and stress levels.

Smoking E-Cigarettes Daily Doubles Risk of Heart Attacks

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:39pm
Daily use of electronic cigarettes is associated with nearly a doubling of the odds of a heart attack.

Diabetes Makes Bones Less Bendable, More Prone to Fracture

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:39pm
Type 2 diabetes is known to be a risk factor for bone fractures – but exactly how diabetes makes bones more fragile has been unclear.

Engineers Hack Cell Biology to Create 3-D Shapes from Living Tissue

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:39pm
UCSF bioengineers have shown that many of the complex folded shapes that form mammalian body plans and internal tissue structures can be recreated with very simple instructions.