UC San Diego Italian village study

Remote Italian village could harbor secrets of healthy aging

UC San Diego is the first to study the lifestyle of 300 residents, all over 100 years old.

UCSF dementia depression

Study suggests ‘emotional health’ implicated in dementia

Risk may be almost doubled by escalating depression in the elderly, according to UC San Francisco research.

UCLA diabetes

Majority of California adults have prediabetes or diabetes

A new analysis from UCLA finds 55 percent of Californians over 18 have or are at risk of developing diabetes.

Dementia UC San Francisco

Landmark study finds dementia risk varies significantly among racial and ethnic groups

Joint research by UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente highlights the importance of identifying strategies to reduce disparities.

UC Santa Barbara Alzheimer's book

The brain game

A new book by UC Santa Barbara's Kenneth S. Kosik offers strategies for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

elderly men chatting

$177M gift will found Global Brain Health Institute to fight dementia

Atlantic Philanthropies funds UCSF and Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, to stem the precipitous rise in dementia by training and connecting a new generation of leaders worldwide.

woman administering eye drops

Clearing cataracts with eye drops

Newly identified chemical compound restores transparency to mouse lenses and human lens tissue.

middle-aged man riding bicycle

Bike injuries rise, especially among older riders

Resurgence of cycling is taking a toll on middle-aged cyclists: More are getting hurt, and their injuries are more serious.

pensive elderly woman

More than 750,000 elderly Californians ‘unofficially’ poor

1 in 5 older adults have incomes above the federal poverty level, but still struggle to pay their expenses.

human spine and pelvis

Bone-building protein stimulates bone stem cells

Study results could mean good news for people with osteoporosis or those with traumatic bone injuries.