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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.