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Alzheimers Disease Fungus

Link Identified Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Fungus

Witnessing a loved one succumb to Alzheimers disease (AD) is one of the most difficult experiences a person has to deal with. Signs of the disease appear slowly at first. The affected individual may forget a word or misplace an object, which is something that happens to everyone from time to time. But then it gets more serious.

Epilepsy Research

Epilepsy Research Opens a Window on the Brain

Rapidly emerging technologies, novel imaging techniques, and the development of new therapies and new genes have given researchers and clinicians an extraordinary ability to explore the brain at the cellular, genetic, and neural levels.

UCSF Launches Groundbreaking Online Registry to Drive Brain Disease Research

UCSF Launches Groundbreaking Online Registry to Drive Brain Disease Research

A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of volunteers over time.

With easy online registration, the Brain Health Registry is designed to create a ready pool of research subjects for studies on neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other brain ailments. About one third of the cost of running a clinical trial comes from having to recruit patients, and many trials fail or are delayed because of it.

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