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UC San Diego Health Part of National Initiative to Improve Senior Patient Care

December 2, 2019

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and be recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for implementation of evidence-based interventions designed to improve care for older adults.

Boosting A Natural Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

March 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a gene variant that may be used to predict people most likely to respond to an investigational therapy under development for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study, published March 12 in Cell Stem Cell, is based on experiments…

Three Generations of UC San Diego Physicists Plumb the Microvasculature of the Mammalian Brain

June 11, 2013

Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map created by a team that includes three generations of UC San Diego physicists has revealed.

Center Explores Ways to Treat Human Disorders Using Biological Clock Genes

November 30, 2017

…indicators of cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. “The pathology of Alzheimer’s disease starts decades before signs of dementia are apparent, so we’re constantly looking for new ways of detecting these early signs,” she said. Biomedical researchers have found that people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease tend…

Getting Forgetful With Age? Clinical Trial to Test Ways to Combat Mental Decline

December 15, 2015

Some decline in memory and cognitive function is a normal part of aging, but what if it could be prevented? Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis have launched a major clinical trial to investigate whether mental decline in seniors can…

Stem Cell Therapy Rescues Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

August 9, 2023

Promising preclinical results from UC San Diego show hematopoietic stem cell therapy was effective in rescuing memory loss, neuroinflammation and beta amyloid build-up in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Commonly Used Drugs for Schizophrenia Linked to Greater Cognitive Impairment

May 17, 2021

UC San Diego researchers report that medications commonly prescribed to reduce the severity of physical and mental health symptoms associated with schizophrenia may have a cumulative effect of worsening cognitive function in patients.

In Life and Death, Alzheimer’s Disease Looks Different among Hispanic Patients

January 24, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that autopsies of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when they were alive — and confirmed by autopsy — indicate many cognitive issues symptomatic of the condition are less noticeable in living Hispanic patients.

Sedentary Behavior Increases Mortality Risk

February 28, 2024

According to new research from UC San Diego, sitting for long hours without breaks increases risk of death.

Withdrawal from Psychostimulants Restructures Functional Architecture of Brain

September 27, 2021

Researchers describe how withdrawal from nicotine, methamphetamine and cocaine alters the functional architecture and patterns in the brains of mice, compared to control animals, a key to developing addiction treatments.

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