Gift for ALS Research Supports New Collaboration
A new collaboration between Steven Finkbeiner and the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins has been made possible by a generous gift from the William H. Adams Foundation with the help of Mr. Steven Merrill, who serves on both the William Adams Foundation and UCSF Foundation boards.
Amy Gelfand has been selected to receive the 2013 Irene Perstein Award to support her investigation of melatonin for migraine prevention in children and adolescents.
Lennart Mucke has received the ARCS Foundation’s 2013 Pacesetter Award for his lifelong dedication to overcoming Alzheimer’s disease.
Got a Minute?
UC San Francisco has launched a series of 60-second videos called “Mission in a Minute” to highlight a diverse group of scientists and scholars talking about their work, its importance, and how it connects with the overall mission of UCSF. This week Pierre-Antoine Gourraud describes the MS Bioscreen, a tablet-based visualization tool that brings big data into personalized therapeutic decision-making on an iPad app.
A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger
Brain scientists have discovered that swerving around cars while simultaneously picking out road signs in a video game can improve the short-term memory and long-term focus of older adults. Some people as old as 80, the researchers say, begin to show neurological patterns of people in their 20s.
Adventure, Passion, Justice, Joy & Sorrow by Dan Lowenstein, MD, PhD
The Last Lecture belongs to a venerable academic tradition designed to answer a single question: “If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?” Dan Lowenstein – one of UCSF’s most beloved professors – said a lot. Watch the video of this inspirational talk.
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