Two UC San Diego Researchers To Lead Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study

William Mobley, MD, PhD, and Michael Rafii, MD, PhD, named interim co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study.

LA JOLLA–Two of the nation’s leading physician-scientists in the search to better understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease – William Mobley, MD, PhD, and Michael Rafii, MD, PhD – have been named interim co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a major initiative formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on […]

Hormone Fluctuations Disrupt Sleep Of Perimenopausal Women

WASHINGTON–(Newswise)–Women in the early phases of menopause are more likely to have trouble sleeping during certain points in the menstrual cycle, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. During perimenopause – the earliest stage of the menopausal transition – women may have irregular menstrual cycles due […]

New Sleep Genes Found

(Newswise)–Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night to function well, but some people seem to need a lot less sleep. The difference is largely due to genetic variability. In research published online June 18 in Current Biology, researchers report that two genes, originally known for their regulation of cell division, […]

New Biomarker Identified In Women With Mental Illness

LA JOLLA–Psychiatric disorders can be difficult to diagnose because clinicians must rely upon interpreted clues, such as a patient’s behaviors and feelings. For the first time, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report identifying a biological marker: the over-production of specific genes that could be a diagnostic indicator of mental illness […]

Palomar Health Board Directors To Consider Transitioning Health Care Services

SAN DIEGO–To continue providing high-quality patient care in the communities it serves, the Palomar Health board of directors is considering the shift of services from the Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway. A special board meeting to consider the recommendation from the leadership team is […]

Secure RX Drugs Before Summer Visitors Arrive

It might be a family reunion, or maybe old friends or neighbors are coming to town. Or perhaps the grandchildren are heading to grandma’s house for a few weeks. Whatever the situation, news of impending summer visits can set off a flurry of activity on hosts’ parts, with housecleaning, grocery shopping and entertainment planning often […]

Vista Medical Plaza’s New OB/GYN Practice Gives Women Access To Compassionate Care

Dr. Tina J. Dhillon-Ashley and Dr. Tannaz E. Adib.

VISTA–Vista Medical Plaza announced that Dr. Tina J. Dhillon-Ashley and Dr. Tannaz E. Adib have united to form Venus Women’s Healthcare Professionals to help all women — pregnant or not — of all ages. “Dr. Adib and I are very excited to join the medical community in the Tri-City area, and offer our services to […]

Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Gabrielle Giffords

Mobile, AL–The Navy will christen its tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), during a midday ceremony June 13 at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. LCS 10 is named after former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords. “The christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords marks the beginning of what […]

The Medical Minute: The Skinny On Trans Fat

(Newswise)–Saturated or unsaturated? Mono or poly? Good or bad? Figuring out fats can leave you frazzled, but there soon may be one less fat to keep straight. As early as this month, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action to phase out the remaining trans fat in the nation’s food supply. Unlike […]

Proteins May Slow Memory Loss In People With Alzheimer’s

Auriel Willette, a researcher in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Photo: Blake Lanser, Iowa State University

(Newswise)–Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking Iowa State University study. Auriel Willette, a researcher in food science and human nutrition, found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer’s disease. […]