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‘Awe Walks’ Boost Emotional Well-Being

Older adults who took weekly 15-minute “awe walks” for eight weeks reported increased positive emotions and less distress in their daily lives.

hiking trail through trees in a forest

Female Chromosomes Offer Resilience to Alzheimer’s

UCSF scientists now have evidence from research that women with Alzheimer’s live longer than men with the disease because they have genetic protection from the ravages of the disease.

illustration of two X chromosomes

Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Boosts Learning of Foreign Language Sounds

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh and UC San Francisco revealed that a simple, earbud-like device developed at UCSF that imperceptibly stimulates a key nerve leading to the brain could significantly improve the wearer’s ability to learn the sounds of a new language.

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Drug Prevents Multiple Sclerosis Relapses in Phase 3 Trial

A newly completed phase 3, multicenter clinical trial has found that an immune-modulating drug can silence inflammatory disease activity in a large majority of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) – the most common form of the illness, in which symptoms wax and wane.