News & Discoveries

October 25, 2016

UCSF has ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world, according to the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

October 21, 2016

Research led by UCSF scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate.

October 17, 2016

Three UCSF faculty members are among the 70 new members and nine international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

October 06, 2016

Researchers at UCSF have discovered a previously unknown mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain’s frontal cortex during the first few months after birth.

October 05, 2016

Using a mouse model of multiple sclerosis, UCSF scientists demonstrated that regenerating myelin can both protect neurons from damage and restore lost function.

October 04, 2016

Major childhood psychological and social stressors, increase the odds of shorter telomere length in adulthood, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

September 22, 2016

Four UCSF researchers are among the 84 Faculty Scholars named by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a new program to support promising early-career scientists.

September 22, 2016

Chronic pain and loss of bladder control are among the most devastating consequences of spinal cord injury.

September 20, 2016

A digital assessment platform designed to look and feel like a video game may successfully flag children with attention disorders.

September 16, 2016

UCSF researchers have devised a new term, “sudden neurological death,” to describe apparent sudden cardiac deaths that actually were due to neurological causes.