News & Discoveries

November 25, 2020

Fewer Headaches Reported When School Starts Later, UCSF-Led Study Shows  Researchers found that teens with migraines whose high schools started before 8:30 a.m. experienced close to three more headache days than those with later school start times.

November 23, 2020

An international research team led by UCSF scientists has shown, for the first time, that gut immune cells travel to the brain during multiple sclerosis flare-ups in patients.

November 01, 2020

But what is uncertainty? What’s going on in the brain when we feel uncertain? And how might long-term uncertainty experienced by an entire population affect community health?

October 28, 2020

Lisa had a rare mutation that meant she was not able to combine two words until she was 3, and she didn’t take part in imaginative play until she was 10. Could a drug for MS be repurposed to help her?

October 09, 2020

First-Ever Attempt at Cell Therapy for Marine Mammals with Epilepsy Stems from Decades of Research and a Unique Bay Area CollaborationA cellular therapy for epilepsy developed at UCSF has been employed for the first time in a sea lion with intractable seizures caused by ingesting toxins from algal blooms.

September 21, 2020

Broader Smiles in Participants’ Selfies Made Shift in Perspective VisibleOlder adults who took weekly 15-minute “awe walks” for eight weeks reported increased positive emotions and less distress in their daily lives.

September 07, 2020

Stable Recordings Let Brain and Machine Learning System Build ‘Partnership’ Over TimeThe achievement of “plug and play” performance demonstrates the value of so-called ECoG electrode arrays for BCI applications.

September 01, 2020

Though FTD is not as well known as Alzheimer’s disease, it’s the second most common cause of dementia in people under 65, and there’s currently no treatment.

August 31, 2020

Results Lay Groundwork for New, More Targeted Immune TherapiesNew UCSF research sheds light on how immune system B cells that infiltrate the central nervous system may drive multiple sclerosis.

August 26, 2020

Study Reveals the Second X Chromosome Confers ProtectionUCSF scientists now have evidence from research that women with Alzheimer’s live longer than men with the disease because they have genetic protection from the ravages of the disease.