UCSF scientists report that they were able to prompt a new period of “plasticity,” or capacity for change, in the neural circuitry of the visual cortex of juvenile mice.
February 04, 2010
Donna Ferriero, MD, UCSF chief of pediatric neurology, has been appointed to the National Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Council. The 18 member council, composed of physicians, scientists and representatives of the public, serves as the principal advisory body to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) regarding the Institute’s research program planning and priorities.
January 21, 2010
UCSF is set to construct a major neuroscience building on its Mission Bay campus. The building will bring under one roof several of the world’s leading clinical and basic research programs seeking cures for intractable neurological disorders.
January 21, 2010
UCSF is proceeding with the construction of the neurosciences building at Mission Bay, where some of the world’s best scientists and clinicians will collaborate to prevent and cure diseases of the brain.
January 20, 2010
Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.
December 16, 2009
Treatment of excruciatingly painful cluster headaches with pure oxygen often relieves pain within 15 minutes, according to a study led by a UCSF headache expert.