News & Discoveries

April 29, 2021

Games and supplements claim to strengthen memory and cognition. Should you buy them? Games and supplements claim to strengthen memory and cognition. Should you buy them?

April 28, 2021

Researchers at UCSF have demonstrated how to engineer smart immune cells that are effective against solid tumors, opening the door to treating a variety of cancers that have long been untouchable with immunotherapies.

April 28, 2021

Three faculty members from UCSFhave been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists.

April 05, 2021

While researchers are still striving to understand why some patients experience these “long-haul” symptoms, two UCSF clinicians from complimentary specialties have teamed up to create an integrative medicine skills program that can give such patients better tools to cope with the debilitating symptoms.

March 22, 2021

A large study of brain MRI scans from 11,679 children between the ages of 9 and 10 reviewed by UC San Francisco neuroradiologists identified potentially life-threatening conditions in 1 in 500 children, and more minor but possibly clinically significant brain abnormalities in 1 out of 25 children.

March 22, 2021

Scientists at UCSF’s Neuroscape brain research center have developed a first-of-its-kind virtual reality video game that can improve memory in healthy, older adults.

March 22, 2021

Cells Called Astrocytes Can Independently Promote Longer or Deeper Sleep in Mice, a New Study ShowsResearchers at UCSF have confirmed that a different, long under-studied type of brain cell – astrocytes, named for their star-like shape – can influence how long and how deeply animals sleep.

March 17, 2021

Obesity, Hypertension, High Glucose in Early Adulthood May Take Heavy Toll on Cognition in Late Life, UCSF-Led Study ShowsA new study led by UC San Francisco finds that young adulthood may be the most critical period to practice the healthy lifestyle habits that may protect the brain from cognitive decline decades later.

February 25, 2021

UCSF and UC Berkeley today announced a long-term research partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and its parent company, Roche Holding AG, to speed the development of new therapeutics for debilitating brain diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.

February 19, 2021

Protein Complex Shifts DNA Shape to Let Progenitor Cells Become Neurons In a new study, UCSF and Stanford researchers have identified a central switch that appears to control when neural progenitor cells stop multiplying and start differentiating into mature neurons.