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Stem Cell Discoveries Pace Growing Understanding of Human Brain's Uniqueness

April 26, 2011 Scientists are making great strides in figuring out how the human brain develops, which are leading to novel ideas about the causes of a range of brain disorders, and are raising hopes for the regeneration of tissue that is lost in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 

Pediatric Neurologist Named Physician-in-Chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

April 21, 2011 Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

UCSF Presents Latest Advances in Neurology, Neurosurgery

April 15, 2011 Dozens of faculty, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from UCSF presented their latest advances and discoveries in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery during international meetings in Honolulu and Denver.

UCSF Researchers Develop Simple Tools to Detect Neurological HIV Complications in Kenya

April 15, 2011 A team of researchers at UCSF has developed a simple screening tool – a question – to identify people with HIV who have neurological complications related to their infections. 

Weiner Accepts Reagan Award on Behalf of Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Intitiative

April 08, 2011 Michael Weiner, who is a professor at UCSF and an investigator of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), accepted the 2011 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award from the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of the ADNI.

Stem Cell Advocates Cite Personal Connection in Advancing Field

February 24, 2011 Among those cheering the recent opening of the new stem cell science building at UCSF were two patient advocates who have a personal connection to advancing the field of regenerative medicine.

UCTV Documentary Features UCSF in "A Dose of Hope" for Parkinson's Patients

January 24, 2011 A documentary debuting today shows how UCSF researchers are using innovative multidisciplinary treatment strategies for patients living with Parkinson’s disease.

Medal in Hand, Prusiner's Sights Are on Conquering Brain Diseases

November 19, 2010 UCSF’s Stanley Prusiner, who received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, urges today’s students to become the next generation of scientists.

Parkinson's Disease Protein Impedes Nerve Signaling Long Before Brain Cells Die

October 04, 2010 Synuclein is a protein that can cause Parkinson’s disease, although it is not clear how. UCSF researcher Robert Edwards, MD, now has discovered that synuclein can affect signal transmission between nerve cells long before disease symptoms arise.

Symposium to Highlight Prospects, Challenges of Translating Stem Cell Science into Future Therapies

August 30, 2010 UCSF is co-sponsoring a symposium on September 27 and 28 to provide scientists and physicians with the “nuts and bolts” of translating stem cell science into cell-based products for clinical trials.

Memory and Aging Center Examines Artistic Expression Among Patients

July 27, 2010 Scientists at the MAC hope to gain a greater understanding of the creative brain by studying patients who are now making wonderful works of art in the face of their illnesses.

Veterans Health Research Institute Presents Brain at War Conference Today

June 17, 2010 The Veterans Health Research Institute or NCIRE will present “The Brain at War: Neurocognitive Consequences of Combat” today (June 17).

UCSF Turns to Targeted Treatments to Boost Brain Tumor Survival in Children

May 17, 2010 Targeted therapies tailored to the unique biology of brain tumors may offer renewed hope to children diagnosed with the number one cause of cancer death, according to faculty at UCSF Children’s Hospital.

UCSF Researchers Share Plans to Attack Debilitating Neurological Diseases

May 07, 2010 A long-held vision came into view Monday as UCSF neuroscientists and clinical researchers shared their ambitious plans to attack debilitating neurological diseases through innovative collaborations.

UCSF's Berger to Join NFL Committee on Concussions

March 17, 2010 Mitch Berger, chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF, has been named to the NFL’s newly renamed committee on head, neck and spine medical committee.

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