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April 18, 2018

A rear-ender in which the driver’s head slams against the steering wheel or a helmet-to-helmet tussle with an opponent on the football field may increase one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease if concussion results.

April 09, 2018

The largest analysis to date of genetic data in ALS has identified two previously unrecognized genetic risks that are significantly associated with the disease.

March 28, 2018

UCSF researchers have shown that an experimental brain boosting drug, ISRIB, acts like a molecular staple, pinning together parts of a much larger protein involved in cellular stress.

March 28, 2018

The 2018 Grad Slam competition challenged PhD students to use straightforward yet engaging language that non-specialists can understand to describe their intricate research – in three minutes or less.

March 26, 2018

UCSF scientists uncovered a common genetic driver of aggressive meningiomas, which could help clinicians detect dangerous cancers earlier and lead to new therapies.

March 19, 2018

UCSF’s School of Medicine placed in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs were among the top 10, and the School of Nursing was also highly ranked.

March 16, 2018

A new study in mice reveals how a gene mutation seen in human short-sleepers may allow them to survive and thrive on just a few hours of sleep.

March 13, 2018

UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced March 13 that Edward Chang will be the inaugural William K. Bowes Jr. Biomedical Investigator.

March 08, 2018

A study of patients with early Parkinson’s disease found that groups with lower levels of vitamin B12 faced on average a more rapid acceleration of both motor and cognitive symptoms.

March 07, 2018

UCSF scientists have shown that in the human hippocampus neurogenesis declines throughout childhood and is undetectable in adults.

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