A new study raises hopes that physicians may be able to use MRI to predict the course of dementias and that researchers may use these predicted outcomes to determine whether a new treatment is working.
March 21, 2012
March 15, 2012
A group of scientists at UCSF has discovered that a tiny molecule in the fly’s brain govern the behavior of males who go on a drinking binge after female fruit flies reject their sexual advances.
March 14, 2012
Women 65 or older who have even mild retinopathy, a disease of blood vessels in the retina, are more likely to have cognitive decline and related vascular changes in the brain, according to a multi-institutional study led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
February 29, 2012
UCSF’s efforts to harness and understand the impact of music therapy on the brain was featured in a recent PBS NewsHour story on “The Healing Power of Music.”
February 28, 2012
Neurologist Bruce Miller, MD, director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, participated in a roundtable discussion on Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia on the "Charlie Rose Show."
February 20, 2012
A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at UCSF has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to have babies with colic than mothers without a history of migraines.
February 15, 2012
A major clinical trial conducted with patients experiencing a prolonged convulsive seizure has shown that injecting drugs into the thigh muscle is just as safe and more effective than giving the medication intravenously.
January 30, 2012
Richard K. Olney, MD, founding director of the ALS Treatment and Research Center at UCSF and a pioneer in clinical research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has died at age 64, following his own eight-year battle with the disease.
January 25, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have identified a protein that exacerbates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease — a discovery that could one day lead to new treatments for people who suffer from this devastating neurodegenerative illness.
January 23, 2012
More than 4,000 people with various forms of epilepsy will have their DNA decoded over the next five years in a study led by researchers at UCSF and several collaborating institutions.