News & Discoveries

January 02, 2020

Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley envisions how AI and virtual reality might heal the human mind.Scientists have documented the influence of information overload on attention, perception, memory, decision-making, and emotional regulation. But the same technologies contributing to the cognition crisis could help solve it, argues neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley.

January 01, 2020

Tau PET Brain Imaging Could Launch Precision Medicine Era for Alzheimer’s DiseaseBrain imaging of pathological tau-protein reliably predicts the location of future brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients a year or more in advance.

December 17, 2019

Fenfluramine Reduces Seizures, Is Safe for Patients with Dravet, Study Shows A drug that once helped obese adults lose weight, but was withdrawn from the market due to heart risks, may be safe and effective for children with a life-threatening seizure disorder called Dravet syndrome.

December 16, 2019

From international awards for high-caliber research to groundswell movements for social change, this past year was an eventful one for the UCSF community.

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.