2022 In Review

December 13, 2022
A look at some of our top clinical and research stories of 2022.

Minimally Invasive Epilepsy Surgery: Cutting-Edge Treatments

By MyEpilepsyTeam on December 02, 2022
In recent years, epilepsy surgery has quickly evolved to be less invasive, with fewer side effects and better outcomes. This article will review different minimally invasive surgery options, their risks and benefits, and how to know if you are a good candidate for surgery.

New Faculty Join the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery in 2022

November 28, 2022
Neurosurgeons and research leaders from ten different subspecialties joined UCSF's Department of Neurological Surgery over the past year.

UCSF Awarded Ten NIH R01 Grants For Neurosurgery Research

November 23, 2022
UCSF was the top recipient of neurosurgery research funding from the NIH, and five faculty members received the first R01 grant of their career.

A rising star: UCSF researchers discover how astrocytes develop in the brain

November 22, 2022
Astrocytes – a unique population of star-shaped brain cells – are selectively vulnerable to the perturbations that underlie the neurological symptoms in Down syndrome, Alexander disease, and SARS-COV-2 virus infection. But, very little is known about how astrocytes form in the developing brain.

Extended hospital stays after traumatic brain injury linked to low socioeconomic status, Medicaid insurance

November 15, 2022
Safety net hospital Zuckerberg San Francisco General picks up the slack for systemic inequities in access to essential post-acute care.

No Longer at a Loss for Words

By Ilona Garner on November 08, 2022
New research demonstrates that a speech-controlled BCI can be used to spell out intended sentences from a large vocabulary in real time with 94% accuracy.