Neuroradiology

Brain Health Registry Manuscript Published in ‘Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association’

Michael Weiner, MD, and his team have written a paper on the Brain Health Registry that has been published in 'Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.'

UCSF’s Jennifer Yokoyama Interviewed about ALS Research Study

Jennifer Yokoyama, PhD, discussed a recent UCSF-led ALS research study in a radio interview on KCBS.

Broad Data Analysis Points to Genetic Similarities Between ALS and a Form of Dementia

Researchers have identified two previously unrecognized genetic risks that are significantly associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - one of which is also a risk factor for frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The study, published April 9, 2018 in JAMA Neurology is the largest analysis to date of genetic data in ALS.

Establishing a Link Between Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Immune Dysfunction

Researchers have discovered a new link between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and immune dysfunction. Their study, Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies, was published in the January 2018 edition of PLOS Medicine and represents the single largest FTD genetics study to date.

Senator McCain’s Diagnosis Brings Glioblastoma to the Forefront

Senator John McCain’s recent glioblastoma diagnosis brings to light the impact of this deadly disease. Unfortunately, glioblastoma, the most aggressive primary brain tumor in adults, also happens to be the most common. And despite improvements in surgical technique and evidence-based therapies, prognosis remains dismal with less than five percent of patients surviving five years beyond diagnosis.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Links to Abnormal Vocal Behavior, Epileptiform Activity

Medical researchers, like UCSF Imaging’s Srikantan Nagarajan, PhD, are working to put an end to Alzheimer’s. But first, scientific communities must have a full understanding of the complexities associated with this neurodegenerative disease.

What Can MRI Tell Us About the Brain?

Working at the forefront of neuroradiology, Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD, continually seeks answers to why brains work the way they do.

Using Brain Plasticity to Improve Cognition in Patients with Schizophrenia

Dr. Srikantan Nagarajan’s remarkable work on multimodal imaging of brain plasticity strongly suggests there is great hope for improvement for patients who suffer from schizophrenia.

Neuroradiology-Based Peer Review Deemed Vital for Head and Neck Radiotherapy Planning

New research co-authored by UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Christine Glastonbury, MD, demonstrates the value of adopting multi-disciplinary teams that include radiologists and other medical specialists.

Funding Allows Landmark Alzheimer's Research to Begin Latest Phase

The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), led by Dr. Michael Weiner, has received five-year reward totalling $60 million. 

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