Biotechnology Sector

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    May 9, 2012
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    February 1, 2012
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    September 30, 2011

    Gilded Lily, a Flossy Tipple at The Alembic Bar

    ​This week's sunny skies called for a little splash of flash without spending too much cash. Luckily, the soon-to-expand Alembic Bar is equipped to provide such a service to the thirsty in search of sparkle via its Gilded Lily.  "There are things in life that require little adornment, but we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Psychedelic Pickled Quail Eggs at Alembic

    Carina OstTrippy eggs, man!​For those of us unfortunate enough to miss the Haight in its heyday, we feel nostalgia we can't explain every time we're in the neighborhood. In the swinging '60s, we were nothing more than an egg in our mother's ovary waiting to meet our father's sperm. We're glad ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    A Monthly Celebration of Bartending OCD

    ricepinky r./Yelp​Savoy Cocktail Night at the Alembic Where: The Alembic, 1725 Haight (at Cole), 666-0822 When: Sun., Jan. 30; starts at 6 p.m. The rundown: Once a month at the Alembic, the normal cocktail menu disappears, replaced with copies of The Savoy Cocktail Book, a 750-recipe to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Drug Disposal Bill To Be Introduced Tuesday -- Whether Gavin Newsom Likes It or Not

    Note: unused pills do not make appropriate Christmas gifts.​Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has called off negotiations with drug manufacturers, and will on Tuesday introduce legislation setting up an industry-funded program encouraging consumers to return unused prescription drugs to pharmacies.With Ma ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010
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    July 29, 2010

    With Rice Paddy Art, Japanese Village Creates Tourist Bonanza

    Shiho Fukada/New York TimesImages are "painted" using thousands of rice plants genetically engineered to have different hues.​In Inkadate, a village in rural northern Japan, rice is not just an important crop, a staple, it's a medium for intricate, colorful paddy art that might make Christo or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Southern Exposure, the Alembic's Free Radical Fighter

    Tamara Palmer​The Alembic's version of the classic Southside cocktail includes a weirdly harmonic vegetable addition. Junipero gin, mint, lime, and sugar ― the typical ingredients ― are enlivened by a shot of fresh celery juice, upping the refreshment factor while creating an electric colo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Disgraced Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Lance Armstrong a Doper

    Dennis BuddLance Armstrong and two other Tour of California participants have been accused of being dope-users​Sigh of relief for race sponsor Amgen: Drugs Lance Armstrong accused of using made by competing company.The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race was rocked Thursday by accusations from 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Alembic Rolling Out Barrel-Aged Beer Menu

    ::novocainated::The menu will gradually add all manner of wood-aged and wood-finished beers.​The Alembic is a respite from Upper Haight's head shops and spare changers with adorable pit bull mutts. But the bar known primarily for distinguished cocktails and tasty vittles will soon be offering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    It Ain't 'Brave New World' Yet: Federal Court Strikes Down Human Gene Patents

    ​The Center for Genetics and Society, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that watchdogs bioethics issues nationwide, is trumpeting a ruling from a New York-based federal court that squashed a biotech company's efforts to patent human genes ... YOURS!Just kidding. Well, sort of -- central to the arguments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Free Pulled Pork Sliders at Alembic Today, Starting at Noon

    ldandersen/FlickrAs of yesterday, Alembic is serving lunch daily.​Upper Haight's Alembic (1725 Haight at Cole) is serving notice that it's now offering lunch seven days a week by handing out free pulled pork sliders today, starting at noon. The new lunch program kicked off yesterday, actually; ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009
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    April 15, 2009
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    January 21, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    New York Times Salutes Our Spirited Culture

    (Alembic photo by Heidi Schumann via New York Times)Yesterday's New York Times weaves a magical tale of our spirited culture with Gregory Dicum's "In San Francisco Bars, a Cocktail Is Not Just a Drink," which profiles The Alembic (1725 Haight), Beretta (1199 Valencia), Bourbon and Branch (501 Jones) ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008
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    September 4, 2008

    Imbibe Honors Bay Area in 100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America

    Editors and readers of liquid culture magazine Imbibe have picked "100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America" for the September/October issue. Cheers to the S.F. and Oakland establishments that made the list: Best Beer Shops: City Beer Store Best Belgians: The Trappist (also voted a Reader Pick) Bes ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2006

    The Darthies

    The SF Weekly Noble Villain Awards. And the winner is ... you!

  • Music

    August 10, 2005

    Misc. Reviews

    If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Team Ouch!

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Onward, Christian Lawyers

    Why lawsuits filed by anti-abortion activists may be a blessing in disguise for the California stem cell institute

  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Bioscience Warfare

    UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.

  • News

    October 9, 2002


    In S.F.'s political fight game, all the contestants are ignoring a national biotech debate that could put the local economy down for the count

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    This Is Your Sport, on Dope

    State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers

  • News

    March 27, 2002

    Staying Alive

    An AIDS vaccine should be our government's highest priority. So why is one researcher forced to seek funding from the War on Terrorism?

  • News

    February 9, 2000

    Genes Without Frontiers

    The so-called gene chip could revolutionize the way we treat cancer patients. That is, if biotech firms don't keep it out of doctors' hands.

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Sticking Point

    An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.

  • News

    June 30, 1999

    Science of the Lambs

    Buying Dolly the duplicated sheep has brought researchers at the Bay Area's Geron Corp. to the threshold of remarkable frontiers in transplants and cloning. Do we want to follow their lead?

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    Drug Warfare

    A Marin pharmacist sticks up for the little guys, and gets run over

  • News

    September 10, 1997
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    July 3, 1996

    A Wasting of Time

    An existing drug offers hope for AIDS wasting syndrome -- if you can get it

  • News

    September 20, 1995
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    September 6, 1995

    Topic of Cancer

    South San Francisco biotech firm Genentech just says no to women battling breast cancer

  • News

    August 16, 1995

    As They Lay Dying

    Breast cancer activists rage at Genentech for withholding an experimental drug

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