Currently the UCSF Memory and Aging Center is running two clinical research studies that enroll people with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. One aims to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of rapidly progressive dementias – including CJD, while the other looks more broadly at several clinical syndromes that can lead to dementia.

The Memory and Aging Center clinical team collaborates closely with several research laboratories at UCSF to quickly convert laboratory discoveries about human prion disease into novel treatments.

To read scientific abstracts and articles, please search PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health or browse our selected list of articles about prion disease.

Scientific and medical meetings provide a forum for new ideas in research or treatment to be presented to colleagues and discussed. There are several meetings focused on prion disease.

The Memory and Aging Center encourages and facilitates research and publications by current and new investigators. We are eager to help generate successful proposals, secure funding and publish study results. Resources are provided solely for use in academic, not-for-profit research at recognized educational institutions.