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How neurons learn: The last frontier

A neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain's foundation.

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The most viral UC research of 2016

UC research comprised 14 of the 100 journal articles that got the most media attention in 2016. Take a look at what got the world talking.

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How the brain extracts meaning from noise

Neuroscientists observe the brain tune in and tune out in real time.

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UCSF's most popular science stories of 2016

Advances in cancer, drug, neuroscience and Zika research define an eventful year.

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Analyzing brain patterns may help neuroscientists reduce fear

UCLA-led research offers promise for treating anxiety, eating disorders.

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Experimental spinal implant shows promise for restoring voluntary movement

Patient’s finger control, grip strength boosted by up to 300 percent with new technique.

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge takes major strides in first year

100,000-person study and international collaborations already underway.


Alzheimer’s and concussion-related CTE may spread in the brain via common mechanism

Research is first to suggest that chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a prion disease.

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Brain's memory strategies change as you age

Activity patterns shift over time without affecting recall, new research shows.

UC President Napolitano and the 10 UC chancellors urge support for passage of Cures/Innovation legislation

Investment in National Institutes of Health research and innovation is vital to acclerating health treatments and cures for all Americans.