News & Discoveries

September 29, 2022

Findings Open Door to Precision Therapeutics for Neonatal HemorrhageUCSF has revealed how blood vessel cells develop in the prenatal human brain, paving the way to fully understand the role of these cells in healthy brain development and disease.

September 28, 2022

Designer Molecules Activate Select Pathway of the Psychedelic Receptor 5HT2aScientists have designed compounds that hit the same key receptor that LSD activates without causing hallucinations. A single dose produced powerful antidepressant and antianxiety effects in mice that lasted up to two weeks.

September 26, 2022

UCSF-Led Study Suggests Model May Lead to Fewer Unnecessary Medical InterventionsA mortality prediction model for older adults with dementia may help physicians determine which treatments to provide while facilitating decision-making for patients and their families.

August 29, 2022

Research Describes a “Health Shock” from Losing Housing Later in LifeThe study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, recruited people who were 50 and older and homeless, and followed them for a median of 4.5 years. By interviewing people every six months about their health and housing status, researchers were able to examine how things like regaining housing, using drugs, and having various chronic conditions, such as diabetes, affected their risk of dying.

August 10, 2022

Tool May Inform Treatment Trajectory, Encourage More Aggressive Life-Saving Interventions in Some CasesBlood tests taken within 24 hours of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) flag which patients are likely to die and which patients are likely to survive with severe disability, according to a study headed by UCSF, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

July 25, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Lists UCSF as Best Hospital in Northern California in 9 Specialties with a Tie in Cancer, #2 Nationwide for Neurology & Neurosurgery UCSF Medical Center has been ranked among the country’s finest hospitals in adult care by U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Best Hospitals survey.

July 13, 2022

UCSF Perspective Article Says New Ruling May Result in Increased Risk of Deaths, DisabilitySevere restrictions and bans on abortion access may have life-changing and even life-threatening consequences in as many as 28 states for women of childbearing age with conditions like migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy.

June 27, 2022

UCSF-Led Study Shows Race, Income, Location Play Role in Who Gets Optimal TreatmentA new study shows that when residents in Black communities have a stroke, they are at greater risk of receiving care at a less-resourced hospital, where their chances of recovery are slimmer.

June 27, 2022

Light-filled Space Is Antidote to Silent Suffering, Reinforcing Compassion and HealingUCSF is welcoming its first patients to the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, a one-of-a-kind treatment center that aims to redefine mental health services and make a bold statement against stigma.

June 14, 2022

How a 15-month Prognosis Became 22 Years and CountingWhen Cheryl Broyles was diagnosed with glioblastoma, her goal was to outlive the disease’s 15-month prognosis. That was 22 years ago. Broyles’ survival has been the result of luck, tumor location, and cutting-edge treatment and diagnostics.