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Josh Osborn is healthy today because of the hard work of Bay Area scientists because of DNA research at UCSF.

Bay Area Scientists Use DNA Tests To Save Wisconsin Teen With ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

A 15-year-old boy from Wisconsin is healthy today because of the hard work of UCSF researchers who worked round the clock for 48 hours to save him and produced results that have the potential to save many more.

06/11/2014

Researchers tag baby peregrine falcons atop Downtown San Francisco's PG&E building (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Peregrine Falcons On The Rebound: Nest Atop Downtown SF PG&E Building

Three baby Peregrine falcon chicks were banded Wednesday on the 33rd floor of the PG&E building in downtown San Francisco.

05/07/2014

water faucet

Stanford Research: Video Surveillance Gives Glimpse Into Hand-Washing Behavior

Research has shown the best defense against infectious disease is to just wash your hands. Simple enough, right? Stanford researchers have found the word isn’t spreading enough in the developing world.

04/14/2014

Kristen Wiig & Rose Byrne in "Bridesmaids" (credit: Universal Pictures)

Could Being A Bridesmaid Strain A Friendship?

A UK study shows wedding stress to be the biggest factor in the demise of friendships.

04/09/2014

Oakland Children's Hospital

Oakland, SF Children’s Hospitals To Carry Benioff Name After $100M Donation

A $100 million gift from Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will bring new names and an infusion of new funds to the Bay Area’s two children’s hospitals, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

04/08/2014

soda, soft drinks

Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

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Streetlights Go From Yellow To White, But Green Option Hurts Bay Area Astronomers

The dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.

03/05/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Use Intensifying Among Teens, Adults, Contrary To The Buzz About A Decline

Facebook just celebrated its 10th birthday, and despite some gloomy suggestions for the social network’s future, use is intensifying.

02/13/2014

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

Nissan Developing Driverless Cars In Sunnyvale

Scientists at Nissan’s new research facility in Sunnyvale are working to put affordable driver-less cars on U.S. roadways.

11/29/2013

Zach Greene and his younger brother Spencer have both been diagnosed with Oligodendroglioma or “Oligo,” a rare brain cancer. (CBS)

Marin Family Rallies After Brothers Struck With Rare Brain Cancer

There are more than 100 types of brain tumors. So when a North Bay family was told that both of their children had the exact same form of rare cancer it was both surprising and devastating.

09/27/2013

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