Super bowl science

Super Bowl science: brains or brawn?

UC San Francisco scientists explain how evolution uniquely equipped humans to play football.

Whybrow UCLA

Modern mismatch: brain vs. culture

Best-selling author and UCLA psychiatrist Peter Whybrow is interviewed about the friction between our wiring and today's society.

UCLA PTSD therapy

New UCLA therapy shows promise for treating PTSD

Psychiatrists recruiting military veterans for next phase of research on new form of nerve stimulation.

UCLA Alzheimer's disease research

Finding an answer to why some develop Alzheimer’s — and others don’t

First-of-its-kind UCLA nursing school study examines synapses to better understand progression of the disease.


Sit. Stay. Play.

UC San Diego alumni win big with the first gaming console for dogs.

The goal of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative is to move research for potential treatments for the disorder into early proof-of-concept clinical trials.

UC initiative to spur Alzheimer's disease research

Grants to UC scientists will fund early proof-of-concept clinical trials for potential treatments for disorder.

Asimo, the Honda robot

Will computers ever truly understand what we’re saying?

Machines may never be able to take into account the context of a conversation the way people do, says a UC Berkeley researcher.

Mother with baby and cellphone

Put the cellphone away! Fragmented baby care can affect brain development

UC Irvine study shows link between maternal infant-rearing and adolescent depression.

Big ideas in health and science for 2016

Big ideas in health and science for 2016

UC San Francisco experts predict areas that will see major advances, and where basic science will be translating into real treatments.

Neurosurgeon Eddie Chang operates on a patient with epilepsy. Chang’s team is mapping the regions of the brain that trigger seizures while also studying the circuits that mediate mood.

Illuminating depression’s circuitry

UC San Francisco neurosurgeon Edward Chang is studying whether flawed brain circuitry causes mood disorders and how to restore neural processing.