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September 21, 2017

Ketogenic diets — that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses — may work by lowering inflammation in the brain, according to new research by UCSF scientists.

September 11, 2017

Protein engineers and neurobiologists at UCSF have teamed up to create a biological light saber — an engineered protein that can slay specific cells simply by exposing them to light.

September 07, 2017

UCSF researchers have identified a protein that links alcohol consumption with structural changes in one of the “reward centers” in the mouse brain.

August 25, 2017

The mechanisms by which the brain regulates breathing are still a mystery, one that UCSF physiologist Kevin Yackle is tackling with the latest tools of molecular biology.

August 24, 2017

Researchers at UCSF have identified neurons in the human brain that respond to pitch changes in spoken language, which are essential to clearly conveying both meaning and emotion.

August 16, 2017

The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.

August 10, 2017

The benefits of a good night’s sleep have become widely known, and now neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.

August 08, 2017

Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

August 08, 2017

Rare deletions or duplications of about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

August 02, 2017

To improve the quality of life for neurology inpatients, a panel of experts, led by UCSF neurologist S. Andrew Josephson has released quality measurements.

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