News & Discoveries

December 13, 2017

Whether you are seeing them for the first time or coming back for another look, check out the most popular scientific stories from UC San Francisco from the past year.

December 07, 2017

UCSF have taken the first step toward a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain.

December 05, 2017

Researchers at UCSF have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells.

December 04, 2017

Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to direct an immune response against a mutant form of a protein found exclusively on cancer cells.

November 22, 2017

Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

November 15, 2017

UCSF researchers are leading several initiatives that aim to see how dozens of seemingly unrelated genes and proteins involved in a disease are in fact all part the same interconnected biological pathway.

November 14, 2017

Researchers at UCSF have shown how the Bengalese finch can learn to tweak its song depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation.

October 24, 2017

UCSF has ranked in the top 10 for seven specialties in 2017 Best Global Universities rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

October 19, 2017

Researchers at UC San Francisco, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Stanford University report a major step toward designing more powerful psychiatric drugs with fewer side effects.

October 16, 2017

Two UCSF faculty are among the 70 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017.