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The School of Medicine's Academic Affairs office has announced the appointment of Paul A. García, MD, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.

Better Cognition with Gene Variant Carried by 1 in 5 People
A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s. The researchers found that people who carry a single copy of the KL-VS variant of the KLOTHO gene perform better on a wide variety of cognitive tests. Another article appears in The Economist.

Neuroscape Laboratory Launches at UCSF
Dr. Adam Gazzaley is opening a new window into the human brain with an interactive lab that will soon be used to understand and perhaps even treat a variety of conditions. Researchers in the Neuroscape Laboratory will use new technology to see a human brain in real time as the participant plays video games or engages in activities within an immersive virtual reality environment.

Update on Rare Polio-Like Disease in California
Physicians in California have observed what may be a new disease, one in which patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg. An update was posted 4/29/14.

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