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Key Decision Point for Brain Development Identified

In a new study, UCSF and Stanford researchers have identified a central switch that appears to control when neural progenitor cells stop multiplying and start differentiating into mature neurons.

Microcopic image of mouse brain with cells colored in red, yellow, green, and blue

Probiotics: Health Hack or Hype?

We turned to UCSF scientists to better understand probiotics and the human microbiome they aim to influence.

Illustration of a rainbow colored person holding a probiotics pill bottle, floating through a sea of bacterium in the microbiome.

A Genetic Shortcut to Help Visualize Proteins at Work

A group at Gladstone Institutes and UCSF has demonstrated that a large-scale and systematic genetic approach can indeed yield reliable and detailed information on the structure of protein complexes.

Nevan Krogan portrait

Astonishing Animals That Illuminate Human Health

Giant lizards with superpowered hearts. Hairless rodents that don’t seem to age. Songbirds that babble like human babies. These and other scurrying, soaring, and slithering wonders are teaching scientists how our own bodies work – and how to fix them.

Photo of a Komodo dragon with its tongue out, with bright colored lights on a black background.

Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline Within Days

In the new study, UCSF researchers showed rapid restoration of youthful cognitive abilities in aged mice, accompanied by a rejuvenation of brain and immune cells that could help explain improvements in brain function.