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Article ID: 663792

1-in-4 Older Adults Has Not Discussed Advance Care Planning

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

More than one in four older adults have not engaged in planning for end-of-life care or directives, despite significant public efforts to encourage the practice. This is especially true for African Americans, Latinos and those with less education and income, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

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    25-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 663185

Researchers Use CRISPR to Accelerate Search for HIV Cure

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Researchers at UC San Francisco and the academically affiliated Gladstone Institutes have used a newly developed gene-editing system to find gene mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV infection.

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20-Oct-2016 2:05 AM EDT
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Electronic Records Help Link Genes to Age-Related Hearing Loss

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

A study of patient electronic medical records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California, identified two genetic variations linked to the hearing disorder.

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20-Oct-2016 2:00 AM EDT
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Gene Links Risk of Psychiatric Disease to Reduced Synapse Numbers

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

New research led by UC San Francisco scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate.

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17-Oct-2016 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 662279

Human Neurons Continue to Migrate After Birth, Research Finds

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a previously unknown mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain’s frontal cortex during the first few months after birth, revealing a stage of brain development that had previously gone unrecognized. The authors hypothesize that this late-stage migration may play a role in establishing fundamentally human cognitive abilities and that its disruption could underlie a number of neurodevelopmental diseases.

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Newborn Gut Microbiome Predicts Later Allergy and Asthma, Study Finds

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The microbes living in a baby’s gut during its first month of life may directly impact the developing immune system, leading to a higher risk of allergies and asthma later in childhood. The findings highlight the importance of developing early interventions to improve microbial health in young infants.

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Calorie-Burning ‘Good’ Fat Can Be Protected, Says Study

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Preventing cells of beige fat — a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and diabetes — from digesting their own mitochondria traps them in a beneficial, energy-burning state. In mice, this successfully protected against obesity and pre-diabetic symptoms, raising hopes for future applications in human patients.

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22-Aug-2016 6:05 PM EDT
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Concussion Rates Rising Significantly in Adolescents

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The number of Americans diagnosed with concussions is growing, most significantly in adolescents, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. They recommend that adolescents be prioritized for ongoing work in concussion education, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Researchers Develop Safer Opioid Painkiller From Scratch

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

An international team of researchers has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of current prescription painkillers. Their secret? Starting from scratch — with computational techniques that let them explore more than four trillion different chemical interactions.

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Gene Variant Explains Differences in Diabetes Drug Response

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

A large international study of metformin, the world’s most commonly used type 2 diabetes drug, reveals genetic differences among patients that may explain why some respond much better to the drug than others.

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16-Aug-2016 12:25 PM EDT
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