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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.

Two Scientists Receive 2011 Young Investigator Award from Society for Neuroscience

November 14, 2011 UCSF scientists Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, and Loren Frank, PhD, have won and will share the prestigious 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience. 

Antidepressant Linked to Developmental Brain Abnormalities in Rodents

October 24, 2011 A study by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and UCSF shows that rats given a popularly prescribed antidepressant during development exhibit brain abnormalities and behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorders.

New Clue to Brain Bleeding After Stroke Treatment

October 14, 2011 The only medication currently approved for stroke treatment – tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which dissolves blood clots – is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the brain, particularly among patients with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

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