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Brain Trust

October 9, 2014

…bolsters reputation as top neuroscience research center with more than $10 million in new federal grants President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, a federal research effort designed to help researchers answer fundamental questions about how the brain works, has in recent months awarded scientists at UC San Diego with more than $10…

Down Syndrome Research Untangles Therapeutic Possibilities for Alzheimer’s

September 17, 2015

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. Both groups have similar looking brains with higher levels of the protein beta amyloid. In fact, patients with Down syndrome develop the abnormal protein at twice the rate. Results of a pilot…

Researchers Identify Key Mechanisms Underlying HIV-Associated Cognitive Disorders

February 3, 2015

New findings by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine open the door to the development of new therapies to block or decrease cognitive decline due to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), estimated to affect 10 to 50 percent of aging HIV sufferers to some degree.

Degenerating Neurons Respond to Gene Therapy Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

August 27, 2015

Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into their brains, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of JAMA Neurology.

UC San Diego Researchers Selected for IBM Watson AI XPRIZE ® Competition

May 4, 2017

…in theoretical and computational neuroscience, experimental neurobiology, neural engineering, mathematics, and algorithms to develop natural intelligence for machines. The goal is to give cognitive computing systems the ability to think creatively on their own and to arrive at original ideas and thoughts about specific problems or specific classes of problems.…

Target Identified For Rare Inherited Neurological Disease In Men

August 10, 2014

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the mechanism by which a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease causes often crippling muscle weakness in men, in addition to reduced fertility.

U.S. News Names UC San Diego Graduate Programs Among Top 10 in Nation

March 29, 2022

U.S. News & World Report today released its 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, naming graduate programs and professional schools at the University of California San Diego among the best in the country. The rankings placed nine of the campus’s graduate programs among the top 10 in the nation.

Neural Implant Monitors Multiple Brain Areas at Once, Provides New Neuroscience Insights

April 27, 2021

How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation? A study by researchers at UC San Diego takes a first step at answering this fundamental neuroscience question, thanks to a neural implant that monitors multiple brain regions at the same time.

UC San Diego Neurobiologist Part of $2 million Project to Study Brain, Motor-skill Learning

December 13, 2019

A multi-institutional research team has been awarded a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to build an interdisciplinary research program that explores how the brain learns and stores information.

Stem Cells Used to Successfully Regenerate Damage in Corticospinal Injury

March 28, 2016

Writing in Nature Medicine, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, with colleagues in Japan and Wisconsin, report that they have successfully directed stem cell-derived neurons to regenerate lost tissue in damaged corticospinal tracts of rats, resulting in functional benefit.

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