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.

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This is your brain on love

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

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Can you see better when you exercise?

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

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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.

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Autism researchers discover genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

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


UCLA will lead international study of epilepsy after traumatic brain injuries

$21M grant provides opportunities for determining how epilepsy develops.

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How neurons learn: The last frontier

A neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain's foundation.

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The most viral UC research of 2016

UC research comprised 14 of the 100 journal articles that got the most media attention in 2016. Take a look at what got the world talking.

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How the brain extracts meaning from noise

Neuroscientists observe the brain tune in and tune out in real time.

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UCSF's most popular science stories of 2016

Advances in cancer, drug, neuroscience and Zika research define an eventful year.