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June 24, 2013
A UCSF-led research team has identified the likely genetic mechanism that causes some patients with multiple sclerosis to quickly progress to a debilitating stage of the disease while other patients progress much more slowly.
June 23, 2013
Researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to memories that cause alcohol cravings in rats.
June 17, 2013
Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UCSF researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress.
June 10, 2013
A new UCSF-led study looks at the close link between diabetes and dementia, which can create a vicious cycle.
May 16, 2013
UC San Francisco has launched a new app for the Apple iPad that presents a novel approach to learning the neurological physical exam, a challenging series of assessments aimed at diagnosing neurological disorders in patients.
May 08, 2013
A new application of an existing medical imaging technology could help predict long-term damage in patients with traumatic brain injury, according to a recent UCSF study.
May 07, 2013
A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UCSF researchers have found.
May 07, 2013
Epilepsy that does not respond to drugs can be halted in adult mice by transplanting a specific type of cell into the brain, UCSF researchers have discovered, raising hope that a similar treatment might work in severe forms of human epilepsy.
April 15, 2013
  For the first time, researchers have linked autism in a mouse model of the disease with abnormalities in specific regions of the animals’ chromosomes.
April 15, 2013
Specific DNA once dismissed as junk plays an important role in brain development and might be involved in several devastating neurological diseases, UCSF scientists have found.

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