News & Discoveries

December 17, 2018

Female Biology – Two X’s and Ovaries – Extends Life and Protects Mice From AgingUCSF scientists have zeroed in on a possible genetic mechanism for the reason behind women outliving men phenomenon.

December 17, 2018

Incidence of Arthritis, Heart Disease, Stroke – But Not Cancer – Strongly Swayed by Psychological Status, UCSF Study ShowsAnxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease to headaches, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity.

November 30, 2018

Measuring Activity From More Neurons in More Areas Over Weeks to Months Will Increase Understanding of Complex Cognitive Processes
Scientists at UCSF have developed an innovative tool to peer into the secret life of brain. They hope to use the device to learn more about how memories form, and how past experiences influence decisions.

November 29, 2018

Human Study Suggests Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex as Promising Target for Therapeutic Brain Stimulation to Treat Intractable Depression
Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.

November 15, 2018

Funding Follows League’s Campaign to Reduce Head Blows, Protect Players
The NFL has awarded more than $3.45 million to a UCSF-led research consortium tasked with identifying the causes, risk factors, biomarkers and prognoses for patients with TBI.

November 13, 2018

Drug Prevents Mental Decline Associated with Radiation Therapy in Mice
Using a mouse model, researchers showed that a drug that temporarily suppresses a key component of the brain’s immune system can prevent radiation-associated cognitive decline.

November 13, 2018

UCSF Center is Part of National Consortium That Will Study New Technologies
The loss of a toe or limb to diabetes is more common than many people realize – and it’s a tragic outcome that UCSF’s Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Center is working to prevent.

November 08, 2018

Direct Recordings of Human Brain Activity Link Memory, Emotion, and Anxiety During Bouts of Low Mood
New research from UCSF has identified a common pattern of brain activity that may be behind feelings of low mood, particularly in people who have a tendency towards anxiety.

November 08, 2018

UCSF Study Shows No Major Changes In Cognition or Physical Function
An innovative San Francisco program of community choirs for older adults found that singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in life, but did not improve cognition or physical function.

October 30, 2018

Seven UCSF research subject areas were ranked in the top 10 globally by US News & World Report.