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Zebrafish reveal exquisite workings of the brain

November 08, 2010 A tiny, translucent juvenile zebrafish, on the hunt for even littler prey, has offered up a big insight into how a specific circuit of nerve cells functions in the brain.

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.

UCSF graduate programs receive top rankings in national survey

September 28, 2010 UCSF research-doctorate programs have ranked among the nation’s best in a survey released today by the National Research Council (NRC).

High-dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine

September 21, 2010 An inexpensive, hundred-year-old therapy for pain – aspirin – is effective in high doses for the treatment of severe headache and migraine caused by drug withdrawal, according to a new study by researchers with the UCSF Headache Center.

Proteins Linked with Alzheimer's, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases Found to Clump in Normal Aging

August 10, 2010 In neurodegenerative diseases, clumps of insoluble proteins appear in patients’ brains. These aggregates contain proteins that are unique to each disease, such as amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease, but they are intertwined with small amounts of many other insoluble proteins that are normally present in a soluble form in healthy young individuals.

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.

UCSF Medical Center named a top 10 hospital nationwide for tenth consecutive year

July 15, 2010 UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the tenth consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the new 2010-2011 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

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 Children's Hospital ranks among nation's best in eight specialties

June 03, 2010 UCSF Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in eight specialties and is one of the top-ranked facilities in California, according to the new 2010-11 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

Symposium to Address Unsolved Problems in BioMedicine to Honor Chancellor Emeritus

June 02, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to a symposium to address unsolved health problems, such as cancer and malaria, as a tribute to the 11-year tenure of Mike Bishop, MD, former chancellor of UCSF.

UCSF Recognizes Exceptional Physicians

May 17, 2010 Maria Dall’Era, Thierry Jahan, Isobel “Bel” Russell and Isaac Yang will receive the UCSF Medical Center Exceptional Physician Awards at a ceremony today (May 17.)

2010 UCSF Medalists Featured in Videos

May 14, 2010 Five distinguished individuals, who were honored recently with the 2010 UCSF Medal, are featured in videos now available on YouTube.

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 transgenic mouse mimics Parkinson's earliest symptoms

May 03, 2010 UCSF researchers have created the first transgenic mouse to display the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease using the genetic mutation that is known to accompany human forms of the disease.

Author of "The Male Brain" to Talk About Her New Book

April 27, 2010 UCSF’s Louann Brizendine, author of “The Male Brain” and “The Female Brain” will talk at UCSF on April 29.