News & Discoveries

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.

October 18, 2018

UCSF researchers discovered a gene that plays an essential role in noise-induced deafness.

October 17, 2018

UCSF scientists are working to understand how concussions cause long-term cognitive damage – and how they might be treated.

October 15, 2018

The UCSF faculty members are among the 75 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

October 12, 2018

A UCSF-led consortium has received a $26.2 million award from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity to develop treatments for traumatic brain injury.

October 10, 2018

Scientists at UCSF and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new technique for making mice with brains that combine the genetics of two different mouse strains.