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UC San Diego Biologists Receive $1 Million W.M. Keck Foundation Grant

July 23, 2013

…recently discovered that the brain cells of adult rats can alter the neurotransmitters they secrete in response to changes in the amount of daylight have been awarded a $1-million research grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. Their mission: to study this neurotransmitter switching mechanism in greater detail so neuroscientists might…

Human Brain Organoids Implanted into Mouse Cortex Respond to Visual Stimuli for First Time

December 28, 2022

Human Brain Organoids Implanted into Mouse Cortex Respond to Visual Stimuli for First Time

Junior Seau Foundation Supports Brain Injury Studies and Education at UC San Diego

December 15, 2016

…pledged $250,000 to support brain injury research and education at the University of California San Diego. The gift is made in memory of the beloved NFL Football Hall of Famer and longtime San Diego Charger, Junior Seau, who passed away in 2012 and was subsequently diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy…

Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery to Benefit Patients

July 24, 2014

…perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors. This is the first time this complex choreography of technologies has been brought together in an operating room in California. “Tumors located at the base of the skull are particularly challenging to treat due to the…

Radiation Therapy Vital to Treating Brain Tumors, but It Exacts a Toll

June 9, 2017

…successfully treating patients with brain tumors, but it is also associated with significant adverse effects, such as neuronal loss in adjacent healthy tissues. In a new study, published in the June issue of Brain Connectivity, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that irradiation can…

MRI-Guided Biopsy for Brain Cancer Improves Diagnosis, California First

April 30, 2014

…diagnosis for patients with brain cancer. “There are many different types of brain cancer. Making an accurate diagnosis is paramount because the diagnosis dictates the subsequent course of treatment,” said Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD, vice-chairman of research, division of neurosurgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine. “For instance, the…

New Study of Brain Circuits Finds Key Links to Symptoms of Depression

July 17, 2017

…specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. In a study published in the journal Cell, researchers in UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences found brain circuits tied to feelings of despair and helplessness and were able to alleviate and even reverse such symptoms in mice…

Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

June 20, 2014

…research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is a state complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative announced by President Barack Obama in April of…

Clinical Study Suggests the Origin of Glioblastoma Subtypes

May 4, 2016

…most common form of brain cancer in adults, tend to develop in different regions of the brain. This finding provides an explanation for how the same cancer-causing mutation can give rise to different types of brain malignancies. Results of the study were published in the May 2 online edition of…

Brain Responds Differently to Food Rewards in Bulimia Nervosa

July 10, 2017

…differences in how the brain responds to food rewards in individuals with a history of bulimia nervosa (BN), an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by efforts of purging to avoid weight gain. The findings further define specific brain mechanisms involved in eating disorders and could…

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