News & Discoveries

June 14, 2022

How a 15-month Prognosis Became 22 Years and CountingWhen Cheryl Broyles was diagnosed with glioblastoma, her goal was to outlive the disease’s 15-month prognosis. That was 22 years ago. Broyles’ survival has been the result of luck, tumor location, and cutting-edge treatment and diagnostics.

June 13, 2022

US News & World Report Lists UCSF Benioff Hospitals Among Best Children’s Hospitals in All 10 Specialties SurveyedUCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have been recognized among the nation’s best pediatric medical centers in all 10 specialties assessed in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children’s Hospitals 2022-23, reflecting the caliber of specialty care the hospitals provide.

June 13, 2022

Glimpse the technologies that will catapult neurosurgery to the next level of precision.

June 13, 2022

How David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian found the molecules in our bodies that sense heat, cold, touch, and pain – and transformed sensory neuroscience.How David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian found the molecules in our bodies that sense heat, cold, touch, and pain – and transformed sensory neuroscience.

June 02, 2022

Fragmented Tau in Diseased Neurons Also Presents New Target for Existing DrugsIn a new study of Alzheimer’s disease, UCSF reserachers have discovered that a relatively unstudied form of the tau protein associated with neurodegeneration may be a means for better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

May 24, 2022

Patients Show Elevated Levels of Viral and Nerve-Cell ProteinsIn a new study of long COVID, UCSF researchers identified biomarkers present at elevated levels that may persist for many months in the blood of study participants who had long COVID with neuropsychiatric symptoms.

May 05, 2022

After an age-related spinal injury suddenly worsened, Angie Jacobson could barely stand or walk. She chose to undergo an "awake spine surgery" at UCSF, leaving the hospital less than 24 hours later.

May 03, 2022

‘CEO of the Brain’ Focuses Attention on the Most Relevant Stimuli in the EnvironmentWhen exploring a new environment, mice make use of a unique long-distance connection in the brain that prompts them to pay attention to the most salient features of the environment, according to new UCSF research.

May 02, 2022

D’Anne Duncan is the first black woman to deliver the UCSF Last Lecture, which she gave during a live event on April 6, answering the question “If you have but one lecture to give, what would you say?”

April 26, 2022

For 29 years, Rashetta Higgins was wracked by epileptic seizures. UCSF neurologists used a pioneering imaging technique to spot what was triggering them and then removed that region from her brain. Now Rashetta is living a seizure-free life.