Researchers may have discovered the initial steps to helping cocaine abusers overcome their addiction.
A study conducted by scientists at UCSF and the National Institute of Health found that activating neurons in the brainʼs prefrontal cortex eliminated cocaine addition in lab rats.
The paper, pu ... More >>
Illustration by Doug FraserA study of retired professional football players has found that they are more likely than nonathletes to suffer symptoms of cognitive impairment, such as memory and speech problems, a conclusion that that is sure to buttress the arguments of those who point to the risk ... More >>
A study involving drunken, mutant mice and a DNA sequence researchers cleverly nicknamed "lightweight" may lead to a greater understanding of human alcoholism. According to a paper penned by U.C. San Francisco researchers appearing in the current edition of PLoS Genetics, the "lightweight" mutant ... More >>
Cassius V. Stevani / Chemistry Institute, University of Sao PauloThe luminous Mycena luxaeterna (eternal light) owes its name to lyrics from Mozart's requiemProfessor Dennis Desjardin is a well-named man. The San Francisco State mushroom specialist's handle, translated from French, literally mean ... More >>
Another genetic mutation...Milli Vanilli finally has the excuse they've been waiting for: It's not that they can't sing -- they just don't have musical talent in their blood. In the latest edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, U.C San Francisco researchers say they've discovered a regio ... More >>
The Virgin megastore died? Drag.
The plaintive statements from city officials when the Virgin megastore announced it was closing shop seemed slightly un-San Francisco. Isn't this the city that hates big box stores with such a vengeance that they're blocked from taking root by anti-corporate ... More >>
"Back off, I'm a scientist."
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center have discovered a region of the human genome that determines how the body reacts to jug wine, according to findings announced in the Dec. 8 online edition of the Proceedin ... More >>
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
After billionaire pedophile Larry Hillblom died, illegitimate children began stepping forward to demand part of his estate. It took cutting-edge genetic sleuths to prove that they were, indeed, to the mogul born.