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French-American Foundation Selects 2014 Young Leaders
Pierre-Antoine Gourraud , a UCSF Assistant Professor of Neurology specializing in Translational Digital Medicine, has been selected to participate in the French-American Foundation’s Young Leaders program, their signature initiative to create international links among young men and women holding leadership positions in the United States and France.

UCSF Doctors Use Clot-Removing Technology to Save Stroke Patients
Doctors increasingly are relying on clot-removing technology to treat stroke victims who don't respond to the usual emergency clot-busting therapy. "We can truly begin to save lives with these devices and turn their neurological function to normal," said Dr. Wade Smith, director of the Neurovascular Service and Neurological Intensive Care Unit at UCSF.

Next Gen Sequencing Saves a Life
A team at UC San Francisco employed advanced DNA sequencing technology to find a needle-in-the-haystack answer for a teen with a mysterious illness. What they found led them to a life-saving, and surprisingly simple, treatment.

The School of Medicine's Academic Affairs office has announced the appointment of Paul A. García, MD, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.

Better Cognition with Gene Variant Carried by 1 in 5 People
A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s. The researchers found that people who carry a single copy of the KL-VS variant of the KLOTHO gene perform better on a wide variety of cognitive tests. Another article appears in The Economist.

Neuroscape Laboratory Launches at UCSF
Dr. Adam Gazzaley is opening a new window into the human brain with an interactive lab that will soon be used to understand and perhaps even treat a variety of conditions. Researchers in the Neuroscape Laboratory will use new technology to see a human brain in real time as the participant plays video games or engages in activities within an immersive virtual reality environment.

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