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Two Scientists Receive 2011 Young Investigator Award from Society for Neuroscience

November 14, 2011 UCSF scientists Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, and Loren Frank, PhD, have won and will share the prestigious 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience. 

Vicki Kennedy Headlines UCSF Panel About Brain Tumors

October 26, 2011 The widow of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy joined a UCSF panel of caregivers and clinicians who recently explored ways of enhancing the quality of life and care of brain cancer patients.

UCSF Neurologist William Seeley Named MacArthur Fellow

September 20, 2011 UCSF neurologist William Seeley, MD, has been named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow, one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual in the United States.

UCSF's Olney Driven to Publish Clinical Finding Even as ALS Takes its Toll

April 27, 2011 Richard K. Olney, MD, the founding director of the ALS Treatment and Research Center at UCSF and a pioneer in ALS clinical research, pushes to complete a clinical research paper, even as he nears the end of his own struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Stem Cell Discoveries Pace Growing Understanding of Human Brain's Uniqueness

April 26, 2011 Scientists are making great strides in figuring out how the human brain develops, which are leading to novel ideas about the causes of a range of brain disorders, and are raising hopes for the regeneration of tissue that is lost in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 

Pediatric Neurologist Named Physician-in-Chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

April 21, 2011 Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

UCSF Presents Latest Advances in Neurology, Neurosurgery

April 15, 2011 Dozens of faculty, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from UCSF presented their latest advances and discoveries in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery during international meetings in Honolulu and Denver.

UCSF Researchers Develop Simple Tools to Detect Neurological HIV Complications in Kenya

April 15, 2011 A team of researchers at UCSF has developed a simple screening tool – a question – to identify people with HIV who have neurological complications related to their infections. 

Weiner Accepts Reagan Award on Behalf of Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Intitiative

April 08, 2011 Michael Weiner, who is a professor at UCSF and an investigator of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), accepted the 2011 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award from the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of the ADNI.

Stem Cell Advocates Cite Personal Connection in Advancing Field

February 24, 2011 Among those cheering the recent opening of the new stem cell science building at UCSF were two patient advocates who have a personal connection to advancing the field of regenerative medicine.

UCTV Documentary Features UCSF in "A Dose of Hope" for Parkinson's Patients

January 24, 2011 A documentary debuting today shows how UCSF researchers are using innovative multidisciplinary treatment strategies for patients living with Parkinson’s disease.

Medal in Hand, Prusiner's Sights Are on Conquering Brain Diseases

November 19, 2010 UCSF’s Stanley Prusiner, who received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, urges today’s students to become the next generation of scientists.

Parkinson's Disease Protein Impedes Nerve Signaling Long Before Brain Cells Die

October 04, 2010 Synuclein is a protein that can cause Parkinson’s disease, although it is not clear how. UCSF researcher Robert Edwards, MD, now has discovered that synuclein can affect signal transmission between nerve cells long before disease symptoms arise.

Symposium to Highlight Prospects, Challenges of Translating Stem Cell Science into Future Therapies

August 30, 2010 UCSF is co-sponsoring a symposium on September 27 and 28 to provide scientists and physicians with the “nuts and bolts” of translating stem cell science into cell-based products for clinical trials.

Memory and Aging Center Examines Artistic Expression Among Patients

July 27, 2010 Scientists at the MAC hope to gain a greater understanding of the creative brain by studying patients who are now making wonderful works of art in the face of their illnesses.