News & Discoveries

October 22, 2019

Now in its sixth year, the Best Global Universities rankings focus on schools’ academic research and reputation.

October 21, 2019

Richly Annotated Training Data Vastly Improves Deep Learning Algorithm’s AccuracyAn algorithm developed by scientists at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley did better than two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans—an advance that one day may help doctors treat patients with TBI, strokes and aneurysms.

October 21, 2019

Study is First to Find Clear Signs of Enterovirus in Nervous System of AFM Patients, Strongest Evidence to Date That Disease is ViralResearch team has detected the immunological remnants of a common seasonal virus in spinal fluid from dozens of patients diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The findings provide the clearest evidence to date that AFM is caused by an enterovirus (EV) that invades and impairs the central nervous system.

October 16, 2019

UCSF scientists have caught brain circuits in the act of rewiring themselves to change how they respond to sensory input.

October 16, 2019

The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote “natural short sleep” have now discovered a third, and it’s also the first gene that’s ever been shown to prevent the memory deficits that normally accompany sleep deprivation.

October 16, 2019

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

October 14, 2019

Brain Maps Allow Individualized Predictions of Frontotemporal Dementia ProgressionScientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia, adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks.

October 10, 2019

UCSF researchers have received 10 grants from the NIH’s HEAL Initiative, which aims to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

October 03, 2019

Manipulating Specific Brain Waves in Sleeping Rats Shifts the Balance Between Learning or Forgetting a New SkillDistinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we learned the previous day.

October 03, 2019

As Both Therapy and Tool for Drug Discovery, Stem Cells Present Parallel Opportunities for TreatmentInternational team of researchers report progress in using stem cells to develop new therapies for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a rare genetic condition affecting boys that can be fatal before 10 years of age.

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