Recent articles by Jason Bardi

New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

April 08, 2013
A Phase 2 clinical trial testing a new protocol for treating a relatively rare form of brain cancer, primary CNS lymphoma, may change the standard of care for this disease, according to UCSF doctors who led the research.

UCSF Neurologist Wins Top International Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

April 05, 2013
UCSF neurologist Stephen Hauser has been named the winner of its 2013 Charcot award, the top international prize for lifetime achievement in multiple sclerosis research.

Laser Light Zaps Away Cocaine Addiction

April 03, 2013
By stimulating one part of the brain with laser light, researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF have shown that they can wipe away addictive behavior in rats – or conversely turn non-addicted rats into compulsive cocaine seekers.

UCSF Breaks Ground on Major New Building at Mission Bay

April 01, 2013
UCSF has broken ground on “Mission Hall,” also known as the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building, which will be a major new structure on the Mission Bay campus.

EEG Identifies Seizures in Hospital Patients, UCSF Study Finds

March 27, 2013
Electroencephalogram, which measures and records electrical activity in the brain, is a quick and efficient way of determining whether seizures are the cause of altered mental status and spells, according to a UCSF study.

Brain Mapping Reveals Neurological Basis of Decision-Making in Rats

March 20, 2013
Scientists at UCSF have discovered how memory recall is linked to decision-making in rats, showing that measurable activity in one part of the brain occurs when rats in a maze are playing out memories that help them decide which way to turn.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF to Break Ground on Major New Building

March 20, 2013
UCSF is breaking ground this Friday on “Mission Hall,” a new building for global health and clinical sciences.

Radiation Dose Symposium at UCSF to Highlight Patient Safety

March 06, 2013
A first-of-its-kind interactive and virtual radiology symposium will be based at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in May, pulling together professionals at every level of hospital care to improve the safety of diagnostic imaging.

Parkinson's Disease Brain Rhythms Detected

March 04, 2013
A team of scientists and clinicians at UCSF has discovered how to detect abnormal brain rhythms associated with Parkinson’s by implanting electrodes within the brains of people with the disease.

'Rain Man'-like Brains Mapped with Network Analysis

February 28, 2013
Researchers have mapped the three-dimensional global connections within the brains of seven adults, which reveal new details about the condition known as agenesis of the corpus callosum, one of the top genetic causes of autism.