Scientists studying brain diseases may need to look beyond nerve cells and start paying attention to the star-shaped cells known as “astrocytes,” because they play specialized roles in the development and maintenance of nerve circuits and may contribute to a wide range of disorders, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
April 24, 2014
Premature birth is the leading cause of death for newborns, yet most of those lives can be saved. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are launching a 10-year initiative to address this global problem.
April 21, 2014
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.
April 10, 2014
UCSF will offer free adult and children’s dental screenings at the Cesar Chavez Festival.
April 08, 2014
UCSF has announced a second gift of $100 million from Lynne and Marc Benioff to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and also its affiliate, Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
March 13, 2014
Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, according to a new analysis led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
March 06, 2014
E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UCSF study.
February 03, 2014
A new study led by researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is the first to evaluate whether purified cannabinoid is effective in treating severe forms of childhood epilepsy.
January 22, 2014
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland have affiliated, building on the hospitals’ mutual commitment to provide outstanding care to children in local communities.
January 17, 2014
Thanks to generous fans and players, kids at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital will be the true winners of Sunday’s matchup of the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.