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December 06, 2013
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have devised a new molecular sensor that can detect MS at its earliest stages, even before the onset of physical signs.
December 04, 2013
In a technical tour de force, UCSF scientists have determined, at near-atomic resolution, the structure of a protein that plays a central role in the perception of pain and heat.
November 21, 2013
A team led by UCSF scientists has identified the disruption of a single type of cell – in a particular brain region and at a particular time in brain development – as a significant factor in the emergence of autism.
November 04, 2013
UCSF, a world-renowned center for the treatment of movement disorders, is holding an event to celebrate the program’s recognition by the Bachmann-Strauss Foundation as one of three new Centers of Excellence in the field.
October 22, 2013
New research by scientists at UC San Francisco shows that one of the brain’s fundamental self-protection mechanisms depends on coordinated, finely calibrated teamwork among neurons and non-neural cells.
October 22, 2013
The National Institutes of Health is awarding $18.8 million, administered through UCSF, to support worldwide research on concussion and traumatic brain injury.
September 04, 2013
A protein at the center of Parkinson’s disease research now also has been found to play a key role in causing the destruction of bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
September 04, 2013
Scientists at UCSF are reporting that they have found a way to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on the brain, using a video game designed to improve cognitive control.
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.

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