UC San Diego mice study prozac depression

Better than Prozac?

A mouse study identifies a new method for treating depression.

UCSF Stephen Hauser

New multiple sclerosis drug that could halt disease meets FDA approval

Dr. Stephen Hauser achieves decades-long dream of turning science into therapy.

dog pavlov

Scientists identify brain cells involved in Pavlovian response

UCLA research could help improve understanding of Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Tourette’s.

Alzheimer's disease

UC scientists develop test to measure age-related Alzheimer's disease risk

First-of-its-kind score could promote earlier diagnosis and treatment.

UCLA neuron activity

Your brain is 10 times more active than previously thought

Newly discovered brain activity could change scientists' understanding of how learning works.

Examples of gene networks in the hippocampus affected by brain trauma. UCLA researchers report that the “master regulator” genes (in red) influence many other genes responsible for the effects of brain trauma.

Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases

'Master genes' may trigger harmful changes in other genes that are linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, other disorders.

UC love on the brain

This is your brain on love

On Valentine's Day, we asked the experts how biology and psychology affect love, relationships and sex.

Exercise vision UC Santa Barbara

Can you see better when you exercise?

A novel experiment investigates whether human vision is more sensitive during physical activity.

UCSF dementia odor

Poor odor identification may be early warning for dementia

New study suggests olfactory testing might be a simple way to predict disease a decade before symptoms occur.

UCSF neuron autism

Autism researchers discover genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

A newly-identified protein defect leads to either epilepsy in infancy or autism.