Neuroscience

Poor health, lifestyle factors linked to memory complaints

Early complaints often precursors to significant decline in later life, UCLA/Gallup study says.
Elisabeth Rosenthal and Stanley Prusiner

Tackling tomorrow's health challenges

Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner and other UC speakers help shape the debate at New York Times health conference.

How to erase a memory – and restore it

Researchers have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events; development may bolster Alzheimer's research.
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Brain's response to sexual images linked to number of partners

Understanding the brain's reaction may help scientists create interventions to reduce sensitivity and, in turn, tendency toward risky sexual behavior.

Treating stroke improves during 'golden hour'

Patients who receive clot-busting drug within first hour of symptoms are more likely to survive, preserve brain function and reduce disability.
Daniela Kaufer and colleague

Blood-pressure drug prevents epilepsy after brain injury

Study in rats shows that a common hypertension drug can nearly eliminate the epilepsy that often follows severe head injury. Nearly one in five cases of epilepsy is the result of head trauma.
UCSF Glassbrain

Neuroscape Lab puts brain activity on vivid display

Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley's new high-tech lab records the brain and body in action.
Kent Stephenson raises his leg

Spinal cord therapy helps paraplegics move their legs

Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress — moving their legs — as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.
human brain

Online registry aims to drive brain disease research

Project promises to cut time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track brain functions.
pregnant woman

New evidence that autism begins during pregnancy

Post-mortem studies reveal brain development changes that are linked to autism.

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