skill sleep UCSF

Want to learn a new skill? Get some sleep

Faced with a new task, your brain adapts by rewiring itself as you snooze.

Wine glass UC San Diego

Happy hour: A second drink linked to staying sharp in old age, new study finds

Older adults with moderate regular alcohol intake found more likely to live to 85 without dementia.

Marian Diamond UC Berkeley

Marian Diamond, known for studies of Einstein’s brain, dies at 90

Renowned educator and scientist discovered brain plasticity and shared her love of anatomy with millions.

UCSF sleep sheep

The science of sleep: A Q&A with neurology professor Ying-Hui Fu

From identifying how your genes want you to sleep to warding off Alzheimer's, learn the latest on shut-eye.

UC Berkeley zebrafish

UC Berkeley to build a window into the brain

$21.6M awarded to create a 'brain modem' that can read and write to neurons, laying foundation for new therapies.

Lim Knowland UC San Diego

Brain circuits that express depression successfully altered

Neuroscientists alleviate or reverse social withdrawal and helplessness behavior in a new study.

UCSF traumatic brain injury

Drug reverses memory failure caused by traumatic brain injury

Brain-injured mice perform as well as normal mice on memory tests after treatment.

UCLA organization brain

Why do some people prefer order, and others thrive in uncertainty?

A new study suggests changes in two brain regions could be responsible for attitudes related to risk.

UC Berkeley dressmaker

Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision

The stereoscopic vision of seamstresses is superior to that of surgeons, researchers find.

UCLA TMS depression therapy

UCLA doctors use magnetic stimulation to ‘rewire’ the brain for people with depression

FDA-approved therapy appears to be effective for some whose condition isn’t improved with medication.

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