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Madness and Memory is now out on paperback and audiobook. The paperback is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Yale University Press, and other online retailers, or if you prefer to listen or are a subscriber, get the audiobook at Audible—released today!

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Dr. Bruce Miller. Photo by Elisabeth Fall

Dr. Miller, director of the Memory and Aging Center, to codirect the new Global Brain Health Institute

Dr. Bruce Miller, the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at UCSF, has been chosen to codirect the new Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), a venture between UCSF and Trinity College Dublin.

Read more about Dr. Miller and the GBHI in the UCSF news feature "One neuroscientist's quest to create healthier brains."

Compound restores transparency to mouse lenses, human lens tissue

By Pete Farley (UCSF News) on November 5, 2015

A chemical that could potentially be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, has been identified by a team of scientists from UC San Francisco (UCSF), the University of Michigan (U-M), and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).

Identified as a “priority eye disease” by the World Health Organization, cataracts—caused when the lenses of the eyes lose their transparency—affect more than 20 million people worldwide. Although cataracts can be successfully removed with surgery, this approach is expensive, and most individuals blinded by severe cataracts in developing countries go untreated.

Reported November 5 in Science, the newly identified compound is the first that is soluble enough to potentially form the basis of a... Read more ...

New Innovator Award

Martin Kampmann receives New Innovator Award from NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward research program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a New Innovator Award for Dr. Martin Kampmann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases. This $1.5 million award is part of the High-Risk, High-Reward research program established by the NIH to support exceptionally innovative biomedical research.

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