In a new study of long COVID, UCSF researchers identified biomarkers present at elevated levels that may persist for many months in the blood of study participants who had long COVID with neuropsychiatric symptoms.
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.
D’Anne Duncan is the first black woman to deliver the UCSF Last Lecture, which she gave during a live event on April 6, answering the question “If you have but one lecture to give, what would you say?”
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.
Stephen L. Hauser, MD, Professor of Neurology and Director of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, has been chosen by the American Brain Foundation (ABF) to receive its second annual Scientific Breakthrough Award.
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.
In order to validate surgical decisions for gender-affirming facial srugery pursued by transgender individuals, researchers from the UC San Francisco and the University of Calgary set out to quantify the effect of sex on adult facial size and shape through an analysis of three-dimensional (3D) facial surface images.
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.
A UCSF-led study found a new drug for ALS that shows to slow or temporarily stall the progression of ALS in a select group of patients, with three times as many patients' disease slowing compared to those who received a placebo.
Three UC San Francisco researchers have been selected as 2021 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals. They are among 564 newly elected fellows announced Jan. 26.