University of California San Francisco

Summer 2024

Cover of UCSF Magazine: top reads “UCSF Magazine, Summer 2024”. Text below reads “Brain Detectives: How neuroscientists are solving the biggest mystery of all” Illustration shows Illustration of a dark maze; the inner circle is the shape of a profile of a human head. People walk around the maze in white coats investigating. One figure wears a fedora and see footprints. Another figure shines a flashlight where the brain would appear on the head silhouette

When patients with baffling neurological symptoms can’t find answers, they turn to an ace team of brain detectives at UCSF. PLUS: What you need to know about the new wave of weight loss drugs, why genetic testing is a medical revolution, and how a restorative state called deep rest can counter stress at the cellular level. 

About this Issue:

Vol. 13, No. 1
Editorial Team


Treasure Chest

The UCSF Rare Book Collection is a trove of health sciences history in the Kalmanovitz Library. Here are a few gems to pique your curiosity and perhaps prompt a visit.

Insights & Voices