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August 29, 2013
Quick changes in behavior, in worms, at least, can be triggered by a unique form of the molecule RNA acting within the nucleus of a cell, researchers at UCSF have discovered.
August 26, 2013
Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a research team from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF.
August 19, 2013
UCSF scientists working in the lab used a chemical found in an anti-wrinkle cream to prevent the death of nerve cells damaged by mutations that cause an inherited form of Parkinson’s disease.
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.
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 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.
June 27, 2013
A UCSF-led team has discovered a sensory system in the foreleg of the male fruit fly that answers a central problem in evolution that is poorly understood: how animals of one species know not to mate with animals of other species.
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.

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