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Cal-BRAIN Selects 16 California Research Projects for Seed Grants

April 28, 2015

Cal-BRAIN, a California research grants program that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain, has selected 16 projects to receive inaugural seed grants of $120,000 each. The projects represent efforts around the state to create new technologies capable of measuring brain activity in greater depth, breadth and detail than…

Common RNA Pathway Found in ALS and Dementia

October 1, 2012

Two proteins previously found to contribute to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, have divergent roles. But a new study, led by researchers at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, shows that a common pathway links them.

Three Times a Charm for Grad SLAM Winner

April 19, 2018

…research into phantom limb paralysis Phantoms in the Brain. “And now,” he added, “I’m working as a graduate student under him.” Root first began studying “unconscious processing” with Ramachandran, the information that comes into our brains and what we subconsciously perceive are different from each other. “Before I would ask…

Dramatic Growth of Grafted Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries

August 7, 2014

Building upon previous research, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with tens of thousands of axons…

What Exactly is Chamber Opera, Anyway?

October 18, 2018

For some, large-scale operas are massive, intimidating and somewhat inaccessible to the average audience member. But chamber opera is a completely new experience — that is, if you don’t count the 500 years that have passed since its inception. Department of Music professors break down the genre and ‘Inheritance’ ahead…

SDSC’s Comet Helps Replicate Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm

May 11, 2017

By applying a novel computer algorithm to mimic how the brain learns, a team of researchers – with the aid of the Comet supercomputer based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego – has identified and replicated neural circuitry that resembles the way an unimpaired brain…

Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells

August 18, 2016

Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. Among these are populations of cells that serve to replace…

UC San Diego Neurosurgery Chair Named President of Congress of Neurological Surgeons

September 12, 2023

Marking a historic first for the University of California, Alexander Khalessi, MD, MBA, chair of neurological surgery, has assumed the presidency of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the leading academic society for neurosurgical professionals with more than 10,000 members worldwide.

Elephant Seals Drift Off to Sleep While Diving Far Below the Ocean Surface

April 20, 2023

For the first time, scientists have recorded brain activity in a free-ranging, wild marine mammal, revealing the sleep habits of elephant seals during the months they spend at sea.

Don Cleveland Wins a Trifecta of Recognition

January 31, 2023

In the span of just a few weeks, Don Cleveland, a leading researcher in the study of neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and Alzheimer’s, has received three major awards.

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