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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.

Novel Parkinson's treatment strategy involves cell transplantation

March 25, 2010 UCSF scientists have used a novel cell-based strategy to treat motor symptoms in rats with a disease designed to mimic Parkinson’s disease. The strategy suggests a promising approach, the scientists say, for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, including epilepsy.

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.

Ritalin boosts learning by increasing brain plasticity

March 08, 2010 Doctors treat millions of children with Ritalin every year to improve their ability to focus on tasks, but scientists now report that Ritalin also directly enhances the speed of learning.

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.

Two UCSF scientists to receive prestigious dementia research honor

February 18, 2010 Two UCSF scientists have been selected for the American Academy of Neurology’s prestigious Potamkin Prize, for their “outstanding achievements” in research on dementias.

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.

UCSF Neuroscience Building to drive advances against brain diseases

January 21, 2010 UCSF is set to construct a major neuroscience building on its Mission Bay campus. The building will bring under one roof several of the world’s leading clinical and basic research programs seeking cures for intractable neurological disorders.

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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