News & Discoveries

March 10, 2022

55% Take 6-Plus Drugs, Supplements, UCSF-Led Study Shows55% of seniors with dementia take more than six medications even though most have good health. However, a UCSF study showed that 87% are willing to cut down if their doctors agree.

February 16, 2022

Higher Education, Health Insurance May Be Protective, UCSF-Led Study ShowsConcussion may have a long-term impact on cognition, a new UCSF-led study finds. Fourteen percent of patients had "poor cognitive outcome" one year post injury, with car collisions being the leading cause of concussion.

January 31, 2022

$10M State Budget Proposal Would Enable Digital Assessment in California SchoolsUCSF researchers have developed a digital tool to flag early reading challenges that may lead to dyslexia, and it could be in widespread use in California public schools by 2023. Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing $10 million in the state budget for the project.

January 31, 2022

Treatment Targets Macrophages in Reducing Inflammation, Halting Disease AccelerationA UCSF-led study found a new drug for ALS that shows to slow or temporarily stall the progression of ALS in a select group of patients, with three times as many patients' disease slowing compared to those who received a placebo.

January 27, 2022

Study Identifies Novel Cell Types and Interactions in Brain’s Blood Vessels, Offering Vital Resource for Precision Drug DiscoveryA new “atlas” of every cell in the brain’s blood vessels reveals that some strokes are caused by immune cells interacting with arteries, in a new study by UCSF researchers.

January 26, 2022

Three UC San Francisco researchers have been selected as 2021 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals. They are among 564 newly elected fellows announced Jan. 26.

January 18, 2022

Over-Stimulated Immune System May Be Impetus to Cognitive Symptoms, UCSF-Led Study ShowsMany patients with COVID-19 develop brain fog and other cognitive symptoms months later. Their cerebrospinal fluid may hold clues to why this is happening.

January 07, 2022

UCSF Researchers Identify the Source of a Phenomenon Observed in Mammals and BirdsHuman vocal sounds have the same rhythmic quality as the sounds made by many mammals, songbirds, and even some species of fish. UCSF researchers have found the brainstem circuit responsible, and it's connected breath control.

January 07, 2022

Enhanced Nerve Transmission Seen in Older Adults Who Remained Active UCSF researchers show how physical activity protects cognition by altering brain chemistry that maintains synapses, especially for the elderly.

January 05, 2022

Findings May Pave Way to Earlier Interventions For Children with Oxygen Deprivation in UteroBrain maps and developmental outcomes differ greatly in newborns with two of the most common brain injury types, which may have implications for early intervention.