A team led by UCSF scientists has identified the disruption of a single type of cell – in a particular brain region and at a particular time in brain development – as a significant factor in the emergence of autism.
November 21, 2013
November 08, 2013
Today, UC San Francisco debuts a new video series showcasing a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and scholars talking about their work, its importance, and how it connects with the overall mission of UCSF.
October 18, 2013
The UCSF-affiliated Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center has issued a second round of grants to accelerate the discovery and development of new medications to treat alcohol and substance abuse in the context of post-traumatic stress and combat injury.
September 20, 2013
For adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets currently recommended, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
August 21, 2013
Patients who participated in a smoking-cessation program during hospitalization for mental illness were able to quit smoking and were less likely to be hospitalized again for their psychiatric conditions.
June 24, 2013
Gene mutations that lead to major birth defects may also cause subtle disruptions in the brain that contribute to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder, according to new research by UCSF scientists.
May 22, 2013
UCSF researchers have found that activity of an enzyme called telomerase is greater, on average, within cells of the immune systems of individuals untreated for major depression.
May 09, 2013
Two UCSF scientists — brain researcher Michael Brainard, PhD, and cell biologist Dyche Mullins, PhD — have been selected to be Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.
April 29, 2013
Some of the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications are associated with increased risk of bleeding, transfusion, hospital readmission and death when taken around the time of surgery, according to an analysis co-led by UCSF.
April 19, 2013
Adolescence is a unique period of change when many mental health disorders are known to first emerge, yet nearly half of adolescents are lacking coordinated and continuous health care that could identify symptoms early, according to a new UCSF study.