Tag: University of California San Diego

How to erase a memory — and restore it

  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.   The study, published in the June 1 advanced online issue of the journal Nature, is the first to show the […]

4 common antipsychotic drugs found to lack safety and effectiveness in older adults: aripiprazole (Abilify), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and risperidone (Risperdal)

Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications – schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest number of antipsychotic prescriptions in older adults […]

Vitamin E effective for ‘silent’ liver disease

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Jennifer Homa jeh9057@nyp.org 212-305-5587 New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center NIH-funded, NEJM study is largest ever to look at nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, an obesity-related condition NEW YORK (April 29, 2010) — Vitamin E has been shown effective in treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), […]

First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released: Benefits have not been found to exceed their risks in those over 70 or 75 years old, even those with heart disease

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Provides evidence for reported side effects including muscle and cognitive problems A paper co-authored by Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of […]

BPA’s Real Threat May Be After It Has Metabolized: Chemical Found in Many Plastics Linked to Multiple Health Threats: “MBP has a 100-fold to 1,000-fold stronger bond to the estrogen receptor than BPA”

Contacts between the ends (red) of estradiol and the estrogen receptor are critical for biological activity. BPA is too short to have both contacts; MBP is longer and can mimic the sex hormone estradiol in the estrogen receptor. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of California, San Diego Health […]

32nd Health Research Report 11 JUN 2008 – Reconstructed

32nd Health Research Report 11 JUN 2008 – Reconstructed       Editors Top Five:   1.      US reporters often do a poor job of reporting about new medical treatments 2.      Pycnogenol improved diabetes control and reduced antihypertensive medications 3.      How advanced prostate cancer becomes resistant to androgen-deprivation therapy 4.      Is tap water […]

Compound in human milk associated with reduced transmission from HIV-infected mother to breastfed infant ( human milk oligosaccharides )

Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Breastfeeding may protect infants from HIV transmission An international team of researchers has found that certain bioactive components found in human milk are associated with a reduced risk of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to […]