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Learning and Memory -- A Long-Term Journey

April 05, 2010 Learning and memory are possible thanks to the strengthening of synapses between nerve cells. UCSF’s Roger Nicoll has identified molecules and mechanisms responsible.

Nicoll Wins National Academy of Sciences' Neuroscience Award

April 02, 2010 Roger Nicoll’s skill and drive to discover have led to a rare degree of success and recognition among his fellow neuroscientists, who judged him worthy of the National Academy of Sciences’ Neuroscience Award. Read about Nicoll and his research on Science Café.

UCSF Lecture on Sugar & Obesity Goes Viral as Experts Confront Health Crisis

March 11, 2010 People are paying close attention to pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig’s message that the obesity epidemic can be blamed on a marked increase in the consumption of a type of sugar called fructose.

UCSF Experts Help Shape 10-Year Plan to Prepare for Demand in Dementia Care

March 01, 2010 A panel of experts appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom recently presented an action plan as the approaching “age wave may bring a potential crisis in Alzheimer’s and dementia care” to San Francisco.

Jans to Receive MIT's Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

February 16, 2010 UCSF’s Lily Jan and Yuh-Nung Jan, have been named the joint winners of the 2010 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience for their major contributions in brain research.

Neurosciences Building to Take Scientific Research to the Next Level

January 21, 2010 UCSF is proceeding with the construction of the neurosciences building at Mission Bay, where some of the world’s best scientists and clinicians will collaborate to prevent and cure diseases of the brain.

Expert to Talk about Body's Natural Defenses in Preventing, Treating Cancer

January 14, 2010 Cancer survivor David Servan-Schreiber, a physician, neuroscientist and science writer, will speak about preventing and treating cancer at UCSF on Friday, Jan. 15.

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