The Department of Neurosciences is a community of
scholars whose work - individually and collaboratively -
seeks to transform understanding of the brain and mind
and creates new paradigms for knowing the human
condition and caring for it.

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Expanding knowledge of brain function
and improving treatment for
neurological disorders

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Collaborative multidisciplinary teams
delivering advanced treatment
for neurological disorders

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Mentoring the next generation of leaders
in neuroscience research and care

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Neuro News 

Boosting Protection Against AD

Gene variants of SORL1 may help predict who will respond to therapy for Alzheimer's.
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Genetic Biomarkers in Autism

Researchers find blood-based measure for ASD risk in males.
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How Sense of Smell is Encoded in the Brain

Discovery may lead to understanding the root cause of epileptic seisures.
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Movement Disorders a Center of Excellence

Our Movement Disorder program is now a Center of Excellence in the National Parkinson Foundation's global network.
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Research Illuminates Glaucoma Detection

Prof. Andrew Huberman's lab identifies early retina cell changes.
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Neurosciences Chair Bill Mobley interviews renowned neuroscientists at the Salk-IPSEN Science Symposium on Biological Complexity: Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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Neurological Disorders



Clinical Retreat for Faculty April 17

Clinical Director Thomas Hemmen invites all Neurosciences faculty to attend a retreat focusing on the adult neurology clinical function with special focus on outpatient care, Friday, April 17, 8 a.m. to noon at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building, Room 145.

Alzheimer's Research

Check out this profile of our faculty member Paul Aisen, Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, about his path to AD treatment discoveries.

This timeline marks significant advancements in Alzheimer's research, many of them at UC San Diego.

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