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UCSF at Dreamforce 2014: Revolutionary Research Powered By Technology

October 06, 2014 Video games that make you smarter. A chip that can identify mysterious illnesses in hours. These are some of the topics top UCSF scientists will discuss at this year’s free UCSF Dreamforce track on Oct. 15.

Neuro ICU Team Forms an Ice Bucket Challenge Chain Reaction

August 26, 2014 When members of the Neurointensive Care (Neuro ICU) Unit at the UCSF Medical Center started receiving the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from various sources, they jumped at the chance to accept the challenge and to donate to ALS research.

Chancellor Hawgood Accepts the Challenge

August 22, 2014 On a cold and windy afternoon at the Parnassus campus, UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, dunking himself in ice water and making a personal donation to the ALS Association.

UCSF Wins Gold, Silver in International CASE Awards

June 04, 2014 UCSF won gold and silver medals in an international contest from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), which announced its Circle of Excellence awards Wednesday morning.

UCSF Researchers Among Those Recognized by President Obama

April 15, 2014 Four UCSF-affiliated researchers are among 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Complex Spinal Surgeries with Two Attending Physicians, Instead of One, Benefit Patients

January 18, 2013 Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes – and a new study by a duo at UCSF demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways.

Singing Professor Offers Musical Lectures for Medical Students

December 28, 2012 A singing professor is using music to teach medical students the fine details of human health and disease as they progress in their specialties at UCSF.

New Dementia Diagnostic Exams and Gene Findings Bode Well for Treatment

October 19, 2012 As part of receiving the Academic Senate's 12th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship in Clinical Science, behavioral neurologist Bruce Miller, MD, recently gave a lecture in which he described recent advances in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) research.

Transplantation of Embryonic Neurons Raises Hope for Treating Brain Diseases

October 11, 2012 The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in a series of experiments at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) raises hope for the possibility of using neuronal transplantation to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.

Neural Stem Cell Study Arose from Culture of Collaboration That Drives Clinical Innovation

October 10, 2012 A new study that represents a significant first step in exploring the potential of stem cells to treat neurological disease is a “natural outgrowth” of a longstanding culture of interdisciplinary collaboration in UCSF neonatology — a culture that UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital physicians David Rowitch and Donna Ferriero work hard to sustain.

Bruce Miller to Deliver UCSF Academic Senate's 12th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science

September 20, 2012 Bruce L. Miller, MD, professor of neurology and psychiatry at UCSF where he holds the A.W. & Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Chair, is the recipient of the 12th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship in Clinical Science for his legacy-building work on frontotemporal dementia and related disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Helping Multiple Sclerosis Patients Face Dizzying Medication Decisions

August 08, 2012 There is no cure for multiple sclerosis, but several medications can help slow its devastating effects, and extend healthier years for the roughly 2.5 million people worldwide diagnosed with this chronic neurological disease.

Songbirds' Learning Hub in Brain Offers Insight into Motor Control

May 20, 2012 UCSF scientists have shown that a key brain structure in the Bengalese finch acts as a learning hub, receiving information that helps to improve its song, a finding which may lead to new ways to treat neurological disorders that impair movement such as Parkinson’s disease.

Expert to Talk About Neurological Basis of Pain and Its Control

March 27, 2012 The UCSF community is invited to hear Allan Basbaum's lecture, “The Neurological Basis of Pain and Its Control,” on April 17 as part of the Second Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science.

Saving Dogs with Spinal Cord Injuries

January 18, 2012 Dogs with spinal cord injuries may soon benefit from an experimental drug being tested by researchers at UCSF and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences — work that they hope will one day help people with similar injuries.

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