News & Discoveries

May 06, 2021

Pioneering neural recordings in patients with Parkinson’s disease by UCSF scientists are providing the groundwork for personalized brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.

April 28, 2021

Researchers at UCSF have demonstrated how to engineer smart immune cells that are effective against solid tumors, opening the door to treating a variety of cancers that have long been untouchable with immunotherapies.

April 28, 2021

Three faculty members from UCSFhave been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists.

March 22, 2021

A large study of brain MRI scans from 11,679 children between the ages of 9 and 10 reviewed by UC San Francisco neuroradiologists identified potentially life-threatening conditions in 1 in 500 children, and more minor but possibly clinically significant brain abnormalities in 1 out of 25 children.

March 17, 2021

Obesity, Hypertension, High Glucose in Early Adulthood May Take Heavy Toll on Cognition in Late Life, UCSF-Led Study ShowsA new study led by UC San Francisco finds that young adulthood may be the most critical period to practice the healthy lifestyle habits that may protect the brain from cognitive decline decades later.

February 25, 2021

UCSF and UC Berkeley today announced a long-term research partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and its parent company, Roche Holding AG, to speed the development of new therapeutics for debilitating brain diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.

February 19, 2021

Protein Complex Shifts DNA Shape to Let Progenitor Cells Become Neurons In a new study, UCSF and Stanford researchers have identified a central switch that appears to control when neural progenitor cells stop multiplying and start differentiating into mature neurons.

February 10, 2021

The new Institute will bring together scientists and clinicians from all UCSF sites to address the most critical questions related to the science of aging.

February 05, 2021

Powerful Frog-Embryo Model Unveils New Role for Risk Genes, Protective Effect of Estrogen A new study of autism risk genes by UCSF and UC Berkeley scientists implicates disruption in prenatal neurogenesis – a process in which specialized “progenitor” cells give rise to new brain cells – in the development of autism spectrum disorders.

January 18, 2021

Case Study Shows Promising Proof of Concept for Ongoing Clinical Trial Depression is among the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting as many as 264 million people worldwide and leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths per year. But as many as 30 percent of patients do not respond to standard treatments such as medication or psychotherapy.