News & Discoveries

May 24, 2022

Patients Show Elevated Levels of Viral and Nerve-Cell ProteinsIn a new study of long COVID, UCSF researchers identified biomarkers present at elevated levels that may persist for many months in the blood of study participants who had long COVID with neuropsychiatric symptoms.

May 05, 2022

After an age-related spinal injury suddenly worsened, Angie Jacobson could barely stand or walk. She chose to undergo an "awake spine surgery" at UCSF, leaving the hospital less than 24 hours later.

May 03, 2022

‘CEO of the Brain’ Focuses Attention on the Most Relevant Stimuli in the EnvironmentWhen exploring a new environment, mice make use of a unique long-distance connection in the brain that prompts them to pay attention to the most salient features of the environment, according to new UCSF research.

May 02, 2022

D’Anne Duncan is the first black woman to deliver the UCSF Last Lecture, which she gave during a live event on April 6, answering the question “If you have but one lecture to give, what would you say?”

April 21, 2022

UCSF Study Shows Aggressive Therapy Is Best for Deadly Tumor Masquerading as Lower-Grade GliomaBrain tumor patients survived longer when treated aggressively with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Now, a UCSF study underscores the critical role of genomic profiling in diagnosing and grading brain tumors.

April 19, 2022

UCSF-Led Research Finds Higher Rates for Blacks, Hispanics Than Native Americans, Asians, WhitesThis study is believed to be the first to report the rate of dementia in Native Americans using a nationwide sample, the researchers stated in their paper.

April 14, 2022

UCSF-Led Study Shows Inflated Risk in People with Psychosis, Substance Abuse, AnxietyA new UCSF-led study showed that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19, and have a history of certain psychiatric conditions, have a heightened risk of infection – a finding that may be related to impaired immune response.

April 05, 2022

American Brain Foundation to Honor Physician-Researcher Stephen Hauser, MD, for Research in MSStephen L. Hauser, MD, Professor of Neurology and Director of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, has been chosen by the American Brain Foundation (ABF) to receive its second annual Scientific Breakthrough Award.

April 04, 2022

Reviving “Awake Neurons” Could Be the Solution to Their Sleepiness, UCSF Study ShowsThe findings contradict the common notion that Alzheimer’s patients sleep during the day to make up for a bad night of sleep and point toward potential therapies to help these patients feel more awake.

March 17, 2022

Daytime Sleep Duration Triples After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, UCSF-Harvard Led Study ShowsDaytime napping among older people is a normal part of aging – but it may also foreshadow Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.