News & Discoveries

March 02, 2020

Plasma Marker May Flag Alzheimer’s as Cause of Mild Cognitive Impairment, UCSF-Led Study ShowsA blood test that may eventually be done in a doctor’s office can swiftly reveal if a patient with memory issues has Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment and can also distinguish both conditions from frontotemporal dementia.

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 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 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 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 29, 2020

Widely Used Brain Organoids are ‘Confused’ and ‘Disorganized’ Compared to New Atlas of the Developing Human BrainWidely used organoid models fail to replicate even basic features of brain development and organization, much less the complex circuitry needed to model complex brain diseases or normal cognition.

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