An antihistamine discovered in the 1950s to treat itching may also prevent seizures in an intractable form of childhood epilepsy, according to researchers at UC San Francisco who tested it in zebrafish bred to mimic the disease.
September 03, 2013
August 12, 2013
An international study on epilepsy has uncovered 25 new mutations on nine key genes that could pave the way to develop precise therapies for a devastating form of the disorder during childhood.
August 07, 2013
UCSF researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient’s risk of delirium, a change in mental cognition characterized by severe confusion and disorientation that can prolong hospital stays.
July 31, 2013
Anemia, or low levels of red blood cells, may increase the risk of dementia, according to a new UCSF-led study that found people who were anemic had a nearly 41 percent higher risk of developing the condition than those who were not.
July 22, 2013
A research team led by scientists from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF has identified circuitry in the brain that drives compulsive drinking in rats, and likely plays a similar role in humans.
July 22, 2013
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered that the progression of neurodegenerative disease is not due to the buildup of brain toxins itself, but rather in the individual neurons’ ability to dissolve them.
July 15, 2013
A new UCSF research project is exploring whether singing in a community choir can provide tangible health advantages to older adults.
July 09, 2013
Sensory processing disorders are more prevalent in children than autism. In a groundbreaking new study, UCSF researchers have for the first time shown a biological basis for the disease in the brain structure.
July 03, 2013
UCSF scientists discussed their work in developing software, apps and online tools to help veterans with PTSD and brain injuries at the annual "Brain at War" symposium.
June 27, 2013
Using an innovative brain-tracing technique, scientists have found a way to untangle the complex connections that influence specific brain functions.