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.
preschool children at play

Preschoolers outsmart college students at figuring out gizmos

Tots outperform college students in certain learning tasks because they are more flexible and less biased in their ideas about cause and effect.
UC Riverside baseball

Better batting through brain training

UC Riverside’s baseball team struck out less frequently in the 2013 season after taking part in brain-training research that significantly improved the vision of individual players.

Chronic stress primes brain for mental illness

Chronic stress' impact on stem cells in the brain in turn affects memory and learning. This could explain why stress leads to mental illness later in life.

More pesticides linked to Parkinson's

A person's genetic makeup could increase his or her chance of developing the debilitating disease two- to six-fold after pesticide exposure.

How the brain recognizes speech

The shaping of sound by our mouths leaves an acoustic trail the brain can follow.