News & Discoveries

September 08, 2016

A new UC San Francisco study challenges the most influential textbook explanation of how the mammalian brain detects when the body is becoming too warm, and how it then orchestrates the myriad responses that animals, including humans, use to lower their temperature.

August 12, 2016

UCSF alumnus Joshua A. Gordon has been selected as the next director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

August 08, 2016

The stigma associated with mental illnesses is causing millions of Americans go untreated because of misconceptions and shame. UCSF researchers are among those who are pushing for changes that would help to eliminate the stigma and get people the treatments they need.

August 04, 2016

A new study led by UCSF scientists shows that a bacterium commonly found in the human gut is overrepresented in patients with a rare, often disabling autoimmune disease known as neuromyelitis optica.

August 03, 2016

A new UCSF study shows that specialized brain cells in mice “predict” the hydrating effects of drinking, deactivating long before the liquids imbibed can actually change the composition of the bloodstream.

July 29, 2016

Two researchers at UCSF have received funding awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that total $5.5 million.

June 10, 2016

A team led by researchers from UCSF and Yale has found that half of people newly infected with HIV experience neurologic issues.

June 06, 2016

Researchers have identified a pair of tarantula toxins that target a previously unknown pain pathway in sensory nerves.

June 02, 2016

For his pioneering research on plasticity, the brain’s remarkable capacity to modify its structure and function, UCSF's Michael M. Merzenich, PhD, has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

May 27, 2016

UCSF’s neurosciences community gathered to celebrate the launch of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, made possible by the recent $185 million gift from Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill.