The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote “natural short sleep” have now discovered a third, and it’s also the first gene that’s ever been shown to prevent the memory deficits that normally accompany sleep deprivation.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration.
Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia, adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks.
Chancellor Sam Hawgood will deliver his sixth State of the University address, reflecting on the extraordinary confluence of science and technology in the Bay Area that is generating unprecedented advances in biomedical science and the development of new therapies.
The UCSF School of Nursing has unveiled a new mural that commemorates a diverse set of nurse heroes whose work and advocacy revolutionized health care and paved the way for diversity and inclusion in nursing.
International team of researchers report progress in using stem cells to develop new therapies for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a rare genetic condition affecting boys that can be fatal before 10 years of age.
In 2017, Valley Fever sent some 14,000 Americans to the doctor’s office, half in California. Most show up with flu-like symptoms and fatigue, but a small number of people develop debilitating infections that spread from the lungs to other parts of the body, including the brain. UCSF researchers are trying to figure how the fungus works and what we can do to stop it.
Study finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure are slightly more likely to be obese, and are significantly more likely to suffer from disorders associated with high BMI, as well as obstructive airway diseases like asthma.