News & Discoveries

October 16, 2019

The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote “natural short sleep” have now discovered a third, and it’s also the first gene that’s ever been shown to prevent the memory deficits that normally accompany sleep deprivation.

October 16, 2019

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

October 14, 2019

Brain Maps Allow Individualized Predictions of Frontotemporal Dementia ProgressionScientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia, adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks.

October 10, 2019

UCSF researchers have received 10 grants from the NIH’s HEAL Initiative, which aims to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

October 03, 2019

Manipulating Specific Brain Waves in Sleeping Rats Shifts the Balance Between Learning or Forgetting a New SkillDistinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we learned the previous day.

October 03, 2019

As Both Therapy and Tool for Drug Discovery, Stem Cells Present Parallel Opportunities for TreatmentInternational team of researchers report progress in using stem cells to develop new therapies for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a rare genetic condition affecting boys that can be fatal before 10 years of age.

September 17, 2019

Results Lend Support to Arguments for "Personalized Education" in Classrooms, Researchers SayUCSF study conducted in songbirds shows that what at first appear to be genetic constraints on birds’ song learning abilities could be largely eliminated by tailoring instruction to better match the birds’ inborn predispositions.

September 12, 2019

UCSF, UC Berkeley Join Forces to Advance Care, Research and Screening, Implement Effective SolutionsThe center will be a a two-campus multidisciplinary clinical and research alliance between UCSF and UC Berkeley.

August 30, 2019

This fall, RAP introduces two new funding opportunities for neuroscience researchers, a new award for health services research, and grant supplements to support diversity and inclusion.

August 28, 2019

UCSF scientists who identified the only human gene known to promote “natural short sleep” have discovered a second.