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February 05, 2018

UCSF researchers have identified the buildup of one brain chemical as a key culprit behind age-related learning and memory impairments. Tuning levels of this chemical in the worm C. elegans, they could delay and even reverse the declines of old age.

January 29, 2018

Denal Dubal, an associate professor of neurology at UCSF, thinks we can use the science of aging to help stave off these neurodegenerative diseases.

January 08, 2018

UCSF researchers have discovered that the brain’s ability to regulate body weight depends on a novel form of signaling in the brain’s “hunger circuit” via antenna-like structures on neurons called primary cilia.

January 07, 2018

UCSF neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy.

December 25, 2017

UCSF research finds that although young male songbirds are genetically predisposed to sound like their fathers, enriched early experience with a foster-father can overcome this genetic destiny.

December 20, 2017

Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, but there remains no effective treatment.

December 13, 2017

Whether you are seeing them for the first time or coming back for another look, check out the most popular scientific stories from UC San Francisco from the past year.

December 07, 2017

UCSF have taken the first step toward a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain.

December 05, 2017

Researchers at UCSF have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells.

December 04, 2017

Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to direct an immune response against a mutant form of a protein found exclusively on cancer cells.