The brains of people with Down syndrome develop the same neurodegenerative tangles and plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease and frequently demonstrate signs of the neurodegenerative disorder in their forties or fifties. A new study shows that these tangles and plaques are driven by the same amyloid beta (Aß) and tau prions as Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain implants for speech, neurological effects of COVID-19, and motor recovery after stroke are among the topics that researchers from UCSF will be presenting at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
A $147 million grant will expand diversity among Alzheimer’s disease research participants, and involve partners from UCSF, the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and the Northern California Institute for Research and Education.
A new study shows that fewer Black, Hispanic and Asian patients would qualify for these treatments that may slow Alzheimer’s progression, since cognitive impairment in these groups is more likely to be caused by other forms of dementia that may be unrelated to amyloid plaques.
Scientists have designed compounds that hit the same key receptor that LSD activates without causing hallucinations. A single dose produced powerful antidepressant and antianxiety effects in mice that lasted up to two weeks.
When our eyes move during REM sleep, we’re gazing at things in the dream world our brains have created, according to a new study by UCSF researchers. The findings shed light not only into how we dream, but also into how our imaginations work.
The discovery of how to shift damaged brain cells from a diseased state into a healthy one poses a potential new path to treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to a new study from UCSF researchers.
Blood tests taken within 24 hours of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) flag which patients are likely to die and which patients are likely to survive with severe disability, according to a study headed by UCSF, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.
Severe restrictions and bans on abortion access may have life-changing and even life-threatening consequences in as many as 28 states for women of childbearing age with conditions like migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy.
UCSF is welcoming its first patients to the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, a one-of-a-kind treatment center that aims to redefine mental health services and make a bold statement against stigma.
In a new study of Alzheimer’s disease, UCSF reserachers have discovered that a relatively unstudied form of the tau protein associated with neurodegeneration may be a means for better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
When exploring a new environment, mice make use of a unique long-distance connection in the brain that prompts them to pay attention to the most salient features of the environment, according to new UCSF research.