News & Discoveries

August 10, 2022

Tool May Inform Treatment Trajectory, Encourage More Aggressive Life-Saving Interventions in Some CasesBlood tests taken within 24 hours of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) flag which patients are likely to die and which patients are likely to survive with severe disability, according to a study headed by UCSF, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

July 25, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Lists UCSF as Best Hospital in Northern California in 9 Specialties with a Tie in Cancer, #2 Nationwide for Neurology & Neurosurgery UCSF Medical Center has been ranked among the country’s finest hospitals in adult care by U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Best Hospitals survey.

July 13, 2022

UCSF Perspective Article Says New Ruling May Result in Increased Risk of Deaths, DisabilitySevere restrictions and bans on abortion access may have life-changing and even life-threatening consequences in as many as 28 states for women of childbearing age with conditions like migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy.

June 27, 2022

Light-filled Space Is Antidote to Silent Suffering, Reinforcing Compassion and HealingUCSF is welcoming its first patients to the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, a one-of-a-kind treatment center that aims to redefine mental health services and make a bold statement against stigma.

June 27, 2022

UCSF-Led Study Shows Race, Income, Location Play Role in Who Gets Optimal TreatmentA new study shows that when residents in Black communities have a stroke, they are at greater risk of receiving care at a less-resourced hospital, where their chances of recovery are slimmer.

June 14, 2022

How a 15-month Prognosis Became 22 Years and CountingWhen Cheryl Broyles was diagnosed with glioblastoma, her goal was to outlive the disease’s 15-month prognosis. That was 22 years ago. Broyles’ survival has been the result of luck, tumor location, and cutting-edge treatment and diagnostics.

June 13, 2022

US News & World Report Lists UCSF Benioff Hospitals Among Best Children’s Hospitals in All 10 Specialties SurveyedUCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have been recognized among the nation’s best pediatric medical centers in all 10 specialties assessed in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children’s Hospitals 2022-23, reflecting the caliber of specialty care the hospitals provide.

June 13, 2022

Glimpse the technologies that will catapult neurosurgery to the next level of precision.

June 13, 2022

How David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian found the molecules in our bodies that sense heat, cold, touch, and pain – and transformed sensory neuroscience.How David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian found the molecules in our bodies that sense heat, cold, touch, and pain – and transformed sensory neuroscience.

June 02, 2022

Fragmented Tau in Diseased Neurons Also Presents New Target for Existing DrugsIn a new study of Alzheimer’s disease, UCSF reserachers have discovered that a relatively unstudied form of the tau protein associated with neurodegeneration may be a means for better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.