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Low Levels of Vitamin B12 May Worsen Walking, Cognition in Parkinson’s Patients

UCSF News Mar 9, 2018
A study of patients with early Parkinson’s disease found that groups with lower levels of vitamin B12 faced on average a more rapid acceleration of both motor and cognitive symptoms.

Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood

UCSF News Mar 8, 2018
UCSF scientists have shown that in the human hippocampus neurogenesis declines throughout childhood and is undetectable in adults.

UCSF Retains Position as Top Public Recipient of NIH Funding

UCSF News Mar 7, 2018
In 2017, UCSF received more biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution, continuing a seven-year trend.

2017 NIH Funding: A Look at the Top-Funded Researchers and Their Work

UCSF News Mar 7, 2018
UCSF received more than $593.9 million in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017 for research across multiple health-science arenas at the University.

San Francisco Partnership Launches New Mental Health Center

UCSF News Mar 6, 2018
UCSF is supporting the creation of a new center that will add 54 conservatorship beds to San Francisco’s system of mental health care.

Charles Wilson, One of America’s Great Neurosurgical Pioneers, Dies at 88

UCSF News Mar 6, 2018
Charles Wilson, MD, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and UCSF professor emeritus, who served as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery for nearly 30 years and founded the University’s Brain Tumor Research Center, has died. He was 88.

E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

UCSF News Mar 6, 2018
Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine.

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