News & Events

February 07, 2019

UCSF researchers created a chimpanzee brain “organoids” that mimic the development and organization of full-size brains. 

January 25, 2019

"Brain health” dietary supplements are “pseudomedicine” and health care providers should discourage patients from pursuing them, say neurologists at UCSF, in a JAMA opinion piece.

January 11, 2019

A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women’s bone density.

January 03, 2019

New study shows the post-rhinal cortex, appears to obtain visual data directly from an evolutionarily ancient sensory processing center at the base of the brain called the superior colliculus.

January 03, 2019

Researchers have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with MS, and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely.

January 02, 2019

UCSF researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The algorithm used PET scans – a common type of brain scan.

December 21, 2018

A growing number of researchers at UCSF and elsewhere have turned their attention to questions around why and how some people who age thrive and are more resilient than others.

December 18, 2018

From sensory processing disorder to how CRISPR is being explored to bring new treatments to patients, these are the stories that most engaged our readers in 2018.

December 17, 2018

UCSF scientists have zeroed in on a possible genetic mechanism for the reason behind women outliving men phenomenon.

December 17, 2018

Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease to headaches, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity.