News & Discoveries

February 10, 2020

Study in Mice Adds to Evidence for Overlooked Role of Myelin in Long-Term Memory StorageFor a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.

February 06, 2020

Removing Surrounding Tissue Adds Ammunition to Battle Against Lethal Disease, UCSF-Led Study ShowsSurvival may more than double for adults with glioblastoma, if neurosurgeons remove the surrounding tissue as aggressively as they remove the cancerous core of the tumor.

February 03, 2020

UCSF researchers are working on deep-brain stimulation technology that can be customized to the patient’s brain make up and their own brain’s feedback.

January 30, 2020

Understanding the biological differences that drive distinct symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease could lead to more personalized patient care and potentially therapies targeted to patients’ individual needs.

January 30, 2020

Study of Rats Navigating a Maze Provides New Insights Into Neurobiology of Decision-Making and ImaginationIn a study of rats navigating a simple maze, neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered how the brain may generate imagined future scenarios. The work provides a new grounding for understanding not only how the brain makes decisions but also how imagination works more broadly, the researchers say.

January 30, 2020

Study of Rats Navigating a Maze Provides New Insights into Neurobiology of Decision-Making and ImaginationIn a study of rats navigating a simple maze, neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered how the brain may generate such imagined future scenarios. The work provides a new grounding for understanding not only how the brain makes decisions but also how imagination works more broadly, the researchers say.

January 30, 2020

Study of rats navigating a maze offers new insights into neurobiology of decision-making and imaginationIn a study of rats navigating a simple maze, neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered how the brain may generate such imagined future scenarios. The work provides a new grounding for understanding not only how the brain makes decisions but also how imagination works more broadly, the researchers say.

January 07, 2020

Patients Can Influence Outcomes Despite a Genetic Diagnosis, Study SuggestsA physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia, even in people whose genetic profile makes the eventual development of the disease virtually inevitable.

January 03, 2020

UCSF postdoctoral researcher for the first time succeeded in keeping a diverse array of glioblastomas alive in the lab using brain organoids

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