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Resilience to ALS Due to Synaptic Safety Mechanism

UCSF researchers have identified a powerful self-corrective mechanism within synapses that is activated by neurodegeneration and acts to slow down disease progression in animal models of ALS.

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More Steps Needed to Manage Current Care of Older Adults

The COVID-19 pandemic is a critical time to think about how best to manage the care of older adults, both for their sake and for the near- and longer-term costs and stresses to the health care system, according to a new commentary by a UCSF clinician.

Superfast Brain Circuit Slams the Brakes on Movement

A new UCSF study of patients with Parkinson’s disease has revealed a pathway that transmits signals very rapidly between two parts of the human brain to govern the complex act of halting a motion once it’s been initiated.

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