UCSF sleep research

Gene linking sleep and seasonal affective disorder found

Novel gene mutation discovered at UCSF could help explain why shorter days can trigger depression.

Sloan fellowships awarded to UC faculty ‘rising stars’

Honor goes to 19 early-career scholars deemed likely to become the next generation of scientific leaders.

Memory reward study UC Davis

Memory replay prioritizes high-reward experiences

UC Davis neuroscientists find that we recall events better when they are associated with a reward.

UC Santa Barbara Alzheimer's book

The brain game

A new book by UC Santa Barbara's Kenneth S. Kosik offers strategies for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sighing study UCLA

UCLA scientists find out where the brain makes sighs and why

The discovery of the origin and function of sighing could benefit patients with breathing problems.

UC San Francisco brain structure study

Mothers may pass brain structure linked to depression to daughters

A UC San Franciso study is the first to show that emotional circuitry may be matrilineally transmitted.

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.