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Gladstone Scientist Awarded International Prize in Epilepsy Research

March 04, 2015 Jeanne Paz, PhD, an assistant investigator at the UC San Francisco-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, has been awarded the prestigious Michael Prize, honoring her significant contributions to the field of epilepsy.

Ptáček Receives Prestigious Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

February 10, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Louis J. Ptáček, M.D., a pioneer in the field of neurogenetics, is the 2015 recipient of the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s prestigious Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. Ptáček is being honored for his research leading to the development of the field of ion channel defects, known commonly as channelopathies.



UCSF’s Bruce Miller Urges Congress to Fund Brain Research

February 03, 2015 UCSF's Bruce Miller said the number of Alzheimer’s cases may double in the coming years. Miller spoke to Congress to spur the National Institutes of Health to increase support for neurodegenerative disease research.

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.

Peter Walter: 'This Honor Really Belongs to All of Us'

September 19, 2014 More than a hundred colleagues, family and friends gathered Monday to celebrate Peter Walter, the recipient of the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors in science and medicine.

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.

Two Faculty Members Win NAS Awards

January 17, 2014 Joseph DeRisi, PhD, and Allison Doupe, MD, PhD were honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their “extraordinary scientific achievements” yesterday. They join 13 others in the fields of physical, biological and social sciences.

Alcohol Drinking Behavior Reduced By Inhibiting Brain Protein in Rodents

November 26, 2012 Decreasing the level of a key brain protein led to significantly less drinking and alcohol-seeking behavior in rats and mice that had been trained to drink, according to a study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF.

NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

September 13, 2012 Biomedical researchers at UCSF have won five of 51 prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator awards for high-risk, high-reward research, each receiving up to $1.5 million over five years.

Brain Cell Research Discoveries Lead to $500,000 Prize for Jans

June 13, 2012 A UCSF husband-and-wife research team, Lily Jan and Yuh Nung Jan, will be awarded a major neuroscience award — the Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize — for their key insights into the development and function of the nervous system.

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.

Hellman Visiting Artist Program Fosters Dialogue About Creativity and the Brain

May 07, 2012 Old-time fiddler Heidi Clare Lambert, artist in residence at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, is part of the unique Hellman Visiting Artist Program, which was created to foster dialogue about creativity and the brain.

Nobel Laureate to Talk About Ways to Cure, Prevent Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Diseases

April 06, 2012 Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner will talk about his prize-winning research about prions during the UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public on April 16.

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