News & Discoveries

July 27, 2020

U.S. News & World Report Lists UCSF in 15 Adult Specialties and Best in West in 4UCSF Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals survey, ranking among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for the 22nd year.

July 21, 2020

We were wrong.UCSF researchers are taking a closer look at COVID-19’s dizzying array of symptoms to get at the disease’s root causes.

July 20, 2020

Vision, Hearing, Touch, Olfaction Linked to Cognition, UCSF Study ShowsSeniors who can identify smells like roses, turpentine, paint-thinner and lemons, and have retained their senses of hearing, vision and touch, may have half the risk of developing dementia as their peers with marked sensory decline, according to a new UCSF study.

July 14, 2020

Ramsay Oversaw UCSF’s Rise to Academic Prominence, Steered Progress at Institute for Neurodegenerative DiseasesDavid Ramsay, a former UCSF senior vice chancellor and president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) who since 2010 had served as associate director of the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND), died June 18, 2020, after a short illness. He was 81.

July 06, 2020

Targeting Immune Molecule That Triggers This Tunneling May Lead to Future Therapies for Memory DisordersA new study by UCSF researchers identified a surprising way that the brain’s immune cells help to form new memories.

June 18, 2020

Under a new agreement, Celgene will further invest in the RAN’s state-of-the-art antibody engineering program to expand target discovery from oncology and immunology to include neurology.

June 15, 2020

Survey Recognizes Hospitals with High Rankings in Cancer Care, Neurosurgery and Other Pediatric SpecialtiesThe annual U.S. News rankings serve as a guide of hospitals nationwide that excel in treating children with the most challenging diagnoses.

June 15, 2020

The FDA has approved the first video game therapeutic as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, based on research by UCSF’s Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD.

June 15, 2020

Researchers Probe Brain’s 24-Hour Biological Clock for Neurodegenerative RisksOlder men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study by scientists at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences who analyzed 11 years of data for nearly 3,000 independently living older men.

June 02, 2020

In a new study in mice, UCSF researchers investigated what enables neurons in the visual system to respond to context when a stimulus is not available. They found that feedback from higher-order visual centers in the brain has much more influence over our fundamental visual processing than scientists had ever realized.