UCSF 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.
In 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.
When exploring a new environment, mice make use of a unique long-distance connection in the brain that prompts them to pay attention to the most salient features of the environment, according to new UCSF research.
For 29 years, Rashetta Higgins was wracked by epileptic seizures. UCSF neurologists used a pioneering imaging technique to spot what was triggering them and then removed that region from her brain. Now Rashetta is living a seizure-free life.
In a study, UCSF neurologist William Seeley, MD, and colleagues identified two key moments in the natural history of Alzheimer’s, pointing to a window of opportunity for treatment with amyloid-lowering drugs.
Brain tumor patients survived longer when treated aggressively with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Now, a UCSF study underscores the critical role of genomic profiling in diagnosing and grading brain tumors.
A new UCSF-led study showed that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19, and have a history of certain psychiatric conditions, have a heightened risk of infection – a finding that may be related to impaired immune response.
Scientists at UC San Francisco and Imperial College London found that psilocybin fosters greater connections between different regions of the brain in depressed people, freeing them up from long-held patterns of rumination and excessive self-focus.
The findings contradict the common notion that Alzheimer’s patients sleep during the day to make up for a bad night of sleep and point toward potential therapies to help these patients feel more awake.
Not everyone needs 8 hours of sleep, say UCSF researchers. Some lucky people are “elite sleepers,” packing sleep’s benefits into 4 to 6 hours a night. Their genes may hold clues to how efficient sleep can fend off dementia.
Concussion may have a long-term impact on cognition, a new UCSF-led study finds. Fourteen percent of patients had "poor cognitive outcome" one year post injury, with car collisions being the leading cause of concussion.
UCSF researchers have developed a digital tool to flag early reading challenges that may lead to dyslexia, and it could be in widespread use in California public schools by 2023. Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing $10 million in the state budget for the project.
Human vocal sounds have the same rhythmic quality as the sounds made by many mammals, songbirds, and even some species of fish. UCSF researchers have found the brainstem circuit responsible, and it's connected breath control.