November 2004 eUpdate
UCSF Scientists Identify New Cause of Obesity
A brain protein already known to play a central role in the "feast or fast" signaling that controls the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way. The discovery identifies a potential new target for drugs against obesity.
Diabetes Center clinical trials listings now online
The Diabetes Center website has a new feature - listings of clinical trials currently seeking patients.
California Stem Cell Initiative Wins Decisive Victory
On Election Day, California voters approved Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, by a margin of 59% to 41%.
Thousands With Diabetes Awaiting Organs
Successful human organ transplantation has only been possible since the early 1960s, but today, the number of conditions for which an organ transplant is a viable treatment option has grown at an impressive rate. As success rates have increased, the importance of transplantation for diabetes patients has also grown.
Pediatric Diabetes Symposium a Rousing Success!
Nearly 200 parents and children attended the second annual "Pediatric Diabetes Symposium and Kids Kamp" on Saturday, October 9 at the UCSF Laurel Heights Campus. In case you missed it, several of the day's presentations are now available on-line.
NEW EVENT LISTING
Screening event for families of people with Type 1 diabetes
On Saturday, December 4, 2004 a type 1 diabetes screening will take place at UCSF as part of a national research program called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. Family members of type 1 diabetes patients are invited to participate.