University of California - Santa Cruz

University of California-Santa Cruz, (UC Santa Cruz) was founded in 1965 as one of the ten University of California campuses. UCSC has a student body of 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. UC Santa Cruz has a high rate of students who go beyond a bachelor degree and obtain a doctoral degree. UC Santa Cruz has a full range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. UC Santa Cruz is located about 75-miles south of San Francisco in one of the most picturesque areas of California where the sea and the Lomond Mountain Ridge frame the campus.

Address
1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Website
http://www.ucsc.edu/public/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Santa_Cruz

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Psychology & Psychiatry

A tilt of the head facilitates social engagement, researchers say

Every time we look at a face, we take in a flood of information effortlessly: age, gender, race, expression, the direction of our subject's gaze, perhaps even their mood. Faces draw us in and help us navigate relationships ...

Genetics

Genes found only in humans influence brain size

A set of three nearly identical genes found only in humans appear to play a critical role in the development of our large brains, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's researchers find clues to toxic forms of amyloid beta

Much of the research on Alzheimer's disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein, which clumps together into sticky fibrils that form deposits in the brains of people with the disease. In recent years, attention has turned ...

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