Congratulations to Dr. Donna Murray who has been selected to receive the prestigious CTSI TL1 Fellowship Award, PRESCIENT, for 2017-18.
For concussion sufferers, even those who never lost consciousness, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event, using a new non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method devised by a consortium of researchers led by UC San Francisco scientists.
Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have actual differences in their brain’s white matter, which is the “wiring” of the brain. The difference in the brain connectivity predicts challenges with auditory and tactile processing. The findings came after UCSF researchers did the largest imaging study ever with children who have SPD. https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2016/12/405116/most-popular-science-stories-2016
Continuing California’s groundbreaking effort to better treat and prevent diseases through advanced computing, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and UC San Francisco today (Nov. 15) announced six new projects have been selected for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM).
“These grant winners will harness the power of advanced computing to better treat and prevent diseases,” said Governor Brown.
Dr. Pratik Mukherjee, Director of CIND, is one of five UCSF neuroscientist to receive one of NIH's first research grant to support President Obama’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative.
In December 2013 the SFVAMC joined a small, elite group of research centers that perform human imaging research with an ultra-high field MRI scanner as the 7 Tesla MRI scanner arrived.