UCSF scientists have discovered that mice quickly learn a fearful response to a situation perceived as threatening, but for such a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.
UCSF Psychiatry News
February 10, 2020
The UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2020-2021 academic year.
December 03, 2019
A project led by UCSF Weill Institute researchers has been selected by McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience to receive one of its four 2020 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards.
Weill Neurohub will unite UCSF, UC Berkeley, Univ. of Washington to find new treatments for brain diseases
November 12, 2019
With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and the University of Washington have launched the Weill Neurohub, an innovative research network that will forge and nurture new collaborations between neuroscientists and researchers in an array of disciplines.
October 31, 2019
Evidence-based interventions to prevent depression in pregnant women and new mothers “could have an impact across generations,” says UCSF professor emeritus Ricardo F. Muñoz.
October 29, 2019
UCSF Psychiatry and with the San Francisco chapter of AFSP will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 23, 2019, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
October 28, 2019
A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 participants in a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
October 25, 2019
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has selected Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, as the 2019 recipient of its Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research.
October 21, 2019
UCSF's Kristine Yaffe, MD, is among the 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
October 11, 2019
The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held Monday, October 14—Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Chicago.