News & Discoveries

November 20, 2019

Neuroscientists discovered how the listening brain scans speech to break it down into syllables. The findings provide for the first time a neural basis for the fundamental atoms of language and insights into our perception of the rhythmic poetry of speech.

November 14, 2019

Using standard animal model of Down syndrome, scientists were able to correct the learning and memory deficits associated with the condition with drugs that target the body’s response to cellular stresses.

November 14, 2019

We commonly think a full stomach is what tells us to stop eating, but it may be that a stretched intestine plays an even bigger role in making us feel sated.

October 31, 2019

UC San Francisco and the Translational Research Institute for Space Health are co-sponsoring the inaugural Space Health Innovation Conference to advance research and scientific understanding of how space travel impacts health.

October 22, 2019

Now in its sixth year, the Best Global Universities rankings focus on schools’ academic research and reputation.

October 21, 2019

Richly Annotated Training Data Vastly Improves Deep Learning Algorithm’s AccuracyAn algorithm developed by scientists at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley did better than two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans—an advance that one day may help doctors treat patients with TBI, strokes and aneurysms.

October 21, 2019

Study is First to Find Clear Signs of Enterovirus in Nervous System of AFM Patients, Strongest Evidence to Date That Disease is ViralResearch team has detected the immunological remnants of a common seasonal virus in spinal fluid from dozens of patients diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The findings provide the clearest evidence to date that AFM is caused by an enterovirus (EV) that invades and impairs the central nervous system.

October 16, 2019

UCSF scientists have caught brain circuits in the act of rewiring themselves to change how they respond to sensory input.

October 16, 2019

The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote “natural short sleep” have now discovered a third, and it’s also the first gene that’s ever been shown to prevent the memory deficits that normally accompany sleep deprivation.

October 16, 2019

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

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