News & Discoveries

July 14, 2020

Ramsay Oversaw UCSF’s Rise to Academic Prominence, Steered Progress at Institute for Neurodegenerative DiseasesDavid Ramsay, a former UCSF senior vice chancellor and president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) who since 2010 had served as associate director of the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND), died June 18, 2020, after a short illness. He was 81.

July 06, 2020

Targeting Immune Molecule That Triggers This Tunneling May Lead to Future Therapies for Memory DisordersA new study by UCSF researchers identified a surprising way that the brain’s immune cells help to form new memories.

June 18, 2020

Under a new agreement, Celgene will further invest in the RAN’s state-of-the-art antibody engineering program to expand target discovery from oncology and immunology to include neurology.

June 15, 2020

Survey Recognizes Hospitals with High Rankings in Cancer Care, Neurosurgery and Other Pediatric SpecialtiesThe annual U.S. News rankings serve as a guide of hospitals nationwide that excel in treating children with the most challenging diagnoses.

June 15, 2020

The FDA has approved the first video game therapeutic as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, based on research by UCSF’s Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD.

June 15, 2020

Researchers Probe Brain’s 24-Hour Biological Clock for Neurodegenerative RisksOlder men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study by scientists at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences who analyzed 11 years of data for nearly 3,000 independently living older men.

June 02, 2020

In a new study in mice, UCSF researchers investigated what enables neurons in the visual system to respond to context when a stimulus is not available. They found that feedback from higher-order visual centers in the brain has much more influence over our fundamental visual processing than scientists had ever realized.

May 29, 2020

Disrupted Brain Rhythms Leave Mice Stuck on Old, Useless Rules, But Re-Syncing Might Someday Help Treat Cognitive DeficitsA new UCSF study in mice has pinpointed a specific pattern of brain waves that underlies the ability to let go of old, irrelevant learned associations to make way for new updates.

May 27, 2020

The designation is the highest and most demanding certification awarded to hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke cases.

May 22, 2020

UCSF researchers have become to the first to solve the structure of a hard-working protein that helps reload neurons for repeated firing.