News & Discoveries

July 29, 2019

Places Among Nation’s Most Renowned for Excellence in 15 Adult SpecialtiesFor the 21st year, UCSF Health has been listed among the top 10 hospitals nationwide in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey.

July 17, 2019

Discovery Could Inform Future MS Immunotherapies Brain damage associated with MS specifically targets a common class of brain cells called projection neurons

July 11, 2019

With New Commitment, Couple’s Total Giving to ‘UCSF: The Campaign’ Reaches $50MThe Susan and Bill Oberndorf Foundation has made a new commitment of $25 million to UCSF psychiatry and the neurosciences, bringing its total giving to "UCSF: The Campaign" to $50 million.

July 05, 2019

Technology that Uncovered Antibody Has Potential to Identify Other Autoimmune DiseasesUsing advanced technology, scientists have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer.

July 01, 2019

The commitment reflects the ambitions of Atlantic Philanthropies and its founder, Charles “Chuck” Feeney, to advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.

June 21, 2019

New finding in mice highlights potential postnatal therapeutic target for the disorderUnlike other gene mutations linked to autism, which are thought to alter brain development before birth, the newly identified changes in brain signaling may occur closer to the onset of autism symptoms in the first years of life.

June 17, 2019

Survey Recognizes Hospitals as 5th Nationwide in Neonatology, Best in Northern California in 4 Other Pediatric Fields UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals rank among the nation’s best in all 10 specialties assessed in the 2019-20 U.S. News & World Report annual survey of Best Children’s Hospitals.

June 17, 2019

Research identifies enzymes produced by two different bacterial species that work together to digest L-Dopa in the human gut. Blocking one of these bacterial enzymes could significantly boost the drug’s efficacy in these patients.

June 05, 2019

Sandler was a longtime advocate of UCSF’s basic science and neurosciences research efforts.

May 16, 2019

Study of Human Brains Links Gene Activity to Disorder's Severity, Flagging Targets for Future TherapiesChanges in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder.