News & Events

April 21, 2016

Frontotemporal dementia, the second most common cause of dementia in people under 65, may be triggered by a defect in immune cells called microglia that causes them to consume the brain’s synaptic connections, according to new research led by UCSF scientists.

April 20, 2016

UCSF neuroscientists Michael Brainard and John L.R. Rubenstein have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

April 14, 2016

In a study of 10 children published online in the American Journal of Human Genetics on April 14, the researchers linked a constellation of birth defects affecting the brain, eye, ear, heart and kidney to mutations in a single gene, called RERE.

March 31, 2016

The UCSF community is deeply saddened by the passing of Andrew S. Grove, former CEO and chairman of Intel Corp., who applied his drive for innovation to advocacy for advancements in health care and the treatment of cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

March 24, 2016

UCSF is moving forward with plans to construct a new building at its Mission Bay campus to support its world-class neuroscience enterprise at a time of great opportunity for advancement in the field, following approval by the UC Regents.

March 02, 2016

UCSF scientists have discovered a network of brain cells that allows animals to keep track of where they are when they are not moving through space, such as when they are eating, engaged in social interactions, or sleeping.

February 22, 2016

A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression, according to new research from UCSF.

February 10, 2016

UCSF has received an unrestricted $25 million commitment from the Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation to advance basic research in psychiatry and the behavioral sciences.

February 10, 2016

A new study conducted at UCSF looked at “mid-level” marijuana users and found that this group had worse verbal memory but no deficiencies in other measures of cognitive function.

February 10, 2016

In the largest and longest study thus far of ethnic disparities in dementia risk, researchers compared six ethnic and racial groups within the same geographic population and found significant variation in dementia incidence among them.

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