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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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Neuro News 

New Grant to Boost Early Autism Detection

Prof. Karen Pierce will expand on model beyond San Diego.
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UCSD Will be Site for MS Clinical Trials

Dr. Revere (Rip) Kinkel chairs steering committee for the OPT-UP study.
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Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's

How people with Down syndrome can lead to clues about Alzheimer's disease, on NPR with Drs. Michael Rafii and William Mobley.
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The Brain's Balancing Act

Researchers discover a fundamental mechanism by which the brain maintains its internal balance.
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Talking Trash with Neurons

Research shows some neurons dispose of unwanted mitochondria to astrocytes.
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It's buckets of fun for a good cause! The Cleveland, Lagier-Tourenne and Ravits labs take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Learn more about our Center for ALS Research and Therapy.

Our UCTV Brain Channel series on Alzheimer's disease continues with Dr. Michael Rafii and Neurosciences Chair Bill Mobley discussing clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

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Remembering 2 Faculty Members

Two faculty members passed away recently: Stephen Heinemann and Pavel Belichenko. They will both be missed but we will not forget their contributions to science and our students.

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Watch web conferences with clinicians and researchers from UCSD Neurosciences and King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

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