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  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    San Francsico Ramps Up War on E-Cigarettes

    San Francisco elected and health officials have met the enemy, and it is electronic cigarettes. Flush from their legislative victory in City Hall over e-cigarettes -- which are now regulated in the same way normal tobacco cigarettes are (that is to say, banned in many places) -- city officials are ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Are You Tired of Being Tired? S.F. Sleep Movement Might Help You Snooze

    Are you that person who hops BART after a long day of work, headed for downtown Oakland, but winds up in Fremont because your so damn tired that you fell asleep on the train? If just reading that last paragraph makes you cranky and irritable, then you could probably use an extra few hours of sleep. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    UCSF Study Presents Potential Neurological Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    City Attorney Dennis Herrera Calls for Stricter Federal Regulations on Energy Drinks

    There is less waiting these days. Cross the country in six hours. Exchange correspondence within seconds. Buy the new Jordan's with a click from the couch. The few stretches of waiting -- 20 seconds on the elevator, three minutes at the taco truck, an hour at the DMV -- turn into stretches, via sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Science Finds Link Between Marijuana And Binge Eating

    As far as epidemics go, childhood obesity may inspire more giggles than fear. But unlike SARS or swine flu, (remember that, when we were all gonna die?) it's no joke. Some 20 percent of kids today are fat.Genetics plays a role, but diet and exercise -- or lack thereof -- are usually the twin culprit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    PETA Demands UCSF Give Back Federal Money Used for Experiment on Really Sad Monkey

    PETA is asking the National Institutes of Health to demand that the University of California at San Francisco give back the $2.1 million in federal funds it spent experimenting on monkeys, which the group says violated animal welfare laws.UCSF was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Study: Bars, Liquor Stores and Restaurants More Dangerous than Marijuana Dispensaries

    ​Quick! Pick your crime magnet: The stretch of central Market Street in front of Zuni, or the alleyway near cannabis dispensary Shambhala Healing Center in the Mission District?Neither blocks are exactly San Francisco's cleanest, but let's face it, SFPD's finest have more work to do in front of Zu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Bryan Stow, Beaten Giants Fan, to Arrive at S.F. General Hospital Today

    Dr. Geoff Manley, the neurosurgeon taking over the care of Bryan Stow today.​Bryan Stow, the Giants fan suffering brain damage after being beaten by Dodgers fans, will be delivered to a hospital on the Giants' home turf today. Stow is set to arrive at San Francisco General Hospital by 5 p.m., a ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    U.C. San Francisco Rolling in Metric Shitload of Federal Funds

    ​Money may not buy you love -- but it sure as hell can fund research into preventing and curing diseases associated with love. And that works fine for U.C. San Francisco, which came near the top of the class on recently released figures by the National Institutes of Health ranking which medical in ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide

  • News

    April 9, 2008


    By most accounts, David Kessler's four years as UCSF's medical school dean were a rip-roaring success. So why was he fired?

  • News

    April 9, 2008

    Cruise Control

    Public health advocates want gay hookup Web sites to promote safe sex.

  • News

    March 7, 2007

    Psycho Dogs

    What makes canines go crazy? The answer is in their genes.

  • News

    December 14, 2005

    Super-Hyped Infection

    Sensational headlines coupled with fearmongering public health reports have HIV-positive men in San Francisco running scared. It doesn't have to be that way.

  • News

    August 3, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, August 3, 2005

  • 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

    January 28, 2004

    A Question of Risk

    Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    The New Defenders

    An explosion of federal funding has Bay Area researchers at the forefront of America's counter-terrorism program. Will the money make us safer - or just make science a military secret?

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    The Revolutionary Test for Lung Cancer

    ... the medical establishment doesnt want you to have. Yet.

  • 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

    January 9, 2002

    A Test of Faith

    A controversial San Francisco study is spending taxpayers' money to see if Christian clergy, Indian medicine men, and Tibetan lamas can heal patients with AIDS and brain tumors

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    Cell Therapy

    Bay Area researchers are using a particular cancer to produce neuronlike cells that, when injected into the brain, seem to reverse the effects of stroke. Is the treatment a historic medical breakthrough, or a reckless ploy to attract investors?

  • Film

    July 11, 2001

    Reel World

    Capitalizing on last year's success at Sundance, two S.F. filmmakers take on a new project with Doonesburycreator Garry Trudeau.

  • News

    February 21, 2001

    Transcendental Incarceration

    The first San Bruno Jail inmates to take part in an experimental meditation program say it has helped to free their minds, if nothing else

  • News

    January 24, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from January 24, 2001

  • News

    December 20, 2000

    Hard Labor

    County Jail No. 3 is a hellhole. Can an ancient, intense form of meditation improve life for the inmates?

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    The Cheetah Club

    How a rare group of spotted patients and a small cadre of persistent doctors could help change the face of cancer research

  • 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

    Lab Rats

    UCSF's Stanley Prusiner is a Nobel laureate and superstar of medical research. But employees don't feel safe working for him.

  • News

    January 27, 1999

    Gonna Fly Now

    Trading with the enemy helps a Berkeley geneticist divine the secrets of the fruit fly

  • News

    July 1, 1998

    Fighting AIDS on the Body's Own Ground

    Researchers are stunned by a gland they thought dormant

  • News

    March 11, 1998

    Viral Combat

    Chiron Corp. and the nasty fight over the billion-dollar rights to the hepatitis C test

  • News

    February 18, 1998

    Net Loss

    How LatinoNet -- the poster child for Washington's attempt to empower the poor with technology -- wasted money and networked almost no one

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Men Behaving Viciously

    How ACT UP San Francisco spreads spit, fake blood, used cat litter, and potentially deadly misinformation through the AIDS community

  • Calendar

    February 26, 1997
  • News

    April 24, 1996

    The Living Daylights

    Some people with HIV don't get sick for years and years and years. Their lives might contain the clues for the cure.

  • News

    September 13, 1995

    The Straight Poop

    Human excrement in the parks -- dangerous or just dirty?

  • News

    May 24, 1995


    AIDS dissidents Peter Duesberg and Bryan Ellison find new enemies: each other

  • News

    April 12, 1995
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