News & Events

August 24, 2017

Researchers at UCSF have identified neurons in the human brain that respond to pitch changes in spoken language, which are essential to clearly conveying both meaning and emotion.

August 16, 2017

The Global Brain Health Institute has brought in its first class of Atlantic Fellows. The 32 fellows are taking a range of classes and pursuing projects with the goal of returning to their communities with knowledge and skills to implement changes impacting brain health.

August 10, 2017

The benefits of a good night’s sleep have become widely known, and now neuroscientists at UCSF have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.

August 08, 2017

Scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.

August 08, 2017

Rare deletions or duplications of about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

August 02, 2017

To improve the quality of life for neurology inpatients, a panel of experts, led by UCSF neurologist S. Andrew Josephson has released quality measurements.

July 24, 2017

Ying-Hui Fu, a UCSF professor of neurology and a pioneer in the study of sleep and genetics, explains the science behind strange sleep patterns and shares why shut-eye is more important than you think.

July 13, 2017

A genome sequencing test developed at UCSF that can rapidly pinpoint the cause of a bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infection is now available to help physicians nationwide diagnose cases.

July 10, 2017

UCSF scientists used an experimental drug to completely reverse severe learning and memory impairments caused by traumatic brain injury in mice.

July 05, 2017

Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a new study in mice led by researchers from UCSF and the UW Medical Center.

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