Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered that an FDA-approved anti-epileptic drug reverses memory loss and alleviates other Alzheimer’s-related impairments in an animal model of the disease.
August 06, 2012
July 25, 2012
Raising levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the frontal cortex of the brain significantly decreased impulsivity in healthy adults, in a study conducted by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
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.
May 24, 2012
UCSF has received a challenge gift of $20 million from the Sandler Foundation that will provide major support for the university’s groundbreaking research and clinical care efforts regarding neurological diseases.
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.
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.
May 03, 2012
UCSF scientists have identified patterns of brain activity in the rat brain that play a role in the formation and recall of memories and decision-making. The discovery, which builds on the team’s previous findings, offers a path for studying learning, decision-making and post-traumatic stress syndrome.
April 26, 2012
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have unraveled a process by which depletion of a specific protein in the brain contributes to the memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. These findings provide insights into the disease’s development and may lead to new therapies that could benefit the millions of people worldwide.
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.
November 16, 2011
Our mature brains may not be so old and inflexible after all. Scientists are discovering that the human brain can improve its performance to counter the consequences of cognitive impairment and even the trauma of stroke-induced brain damage.