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Spending time under the sun may raise the risk for skin cancer, but a new study led by UCSF and the Australian National University shows that for children and young adults, sun exposure may protect against multiple sclerosis.
Hoping to discover a new approach to treating depression, UCSF researchers looked at mitochondrial proteins and found that people with untreated depression have significantly lower levels of these proteins. New hypotheses emerge about the relationship between depression and the function of the brain’s energy-hungry neurons.
A new UCSF study shows maintaining ties with friends and family reduces seniors’ risk of moving into a nursing home. Elders with someone to count on are more likely to remain in their homes in a health crisis.
UCLA and UCSF are collaborating with the California Department of Health Care Services and Office of the California Surgeon General on a multi-campus initiative addressing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other causes of toxic stress on health.
A new study by UCSF researchers finds that more screen time was linked to poorer mental health and greater stress for U.S. teenagers; kids of color and with lower income logged more hours than white, wealthier peers.
The new Weill Neurosciences Building, designed to foster connections among scientists and clinicians in neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, will serve as a global destination for researchers to develop innovative treatments for intractable brain diseases.
The California Labor Laboratory, a new initiative from UCSF, UC Berkeley, and the California Department of Public Health, will address the health of California workers in both traditional jobs and other employment arrangements, including gig workers.
Three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 developed sudden severe psychiatric symptoms. A recent study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerge.
UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.
An initiative that paired paid visitors with racially diverse older adults, many of whom lived alone and struggled with taking care of their basic needs, resulted in reduced loneliness and plunging rates of depression.
Following groundbreaking work on a “speech neuroprosthesis” that enabled a paralyzed man to communicate using his brain signals, the lab team answered public questions about brain-computer interfaces and the limitations of translating brain signals into code.
UCSF researchers developed a program that translates the hundreds of EEG traces into a 3-D movie showing activity in all recorded locations in the brain. The result is a multicolored 3-D heat map that looks very much like a meteorologist’s hurricane weather map.
UCSF Medical Center has been recognized as the nation’s best hospital for neurology and neurosurgery, and among the country’s premier medical centers overall, in the 2021-22 Best Hospitals survey by U.S. News & World Report.