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Mission Creek houseboats (photo by Chris Carlsson courtesy foundsf.org)

San Francisco’s Mission Creek: A Community Of Houseboat Dwellers Dating Back 50 Years

San Francisco’s community of houseboat dwellers on Mission Creek, which dates back over 50 years, has some security for their unique homes with a lease through the Port of San Francisco through 2040.

06/09/2014

1-week-old infant West Lande. (CBS)

Comatose Woman Showing Improvement After Giving Birth In SF; Baby Gets Clean Bill Of Health

A baby born in San Francisco a week ago to a Fresno woman in a coma is getting a clean bill of health, while her mother is at times briefly regaining consciousness and showing signs of improvement, according to the woman’s husband.

05/29/2014

An actual human brain displayed inside a glass box, as part of an interactive exhbition 'Brain: a world inside your head', in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 21, 2009. (Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Scientists Will Lead $26 Million Project To Treat Mental Illness With Brain Circuitry Technology

A team of UCSF scientists has won a major grant to build an implantable device that could track mental illness and possibly re-train the brain to recover.

05/27/2014

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods

Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.

05/23/2014

A woman in a coma gave birth to a healthy baby boy Thursday at UCSF. (Source: Facebook)

Woman In Coma Gives Birth To Healthy Boy At UCSF

A pregnant woman from Fresno who has been in a coma since March gave birth via C-section at UCSF Thursday.

05/22/2014

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

E-Cigarettes Don’t Actually Help People Quit Smoking, According To 84 Different Studies

A newly released UCSF research study shows that claims made by some electronic cigarette manufacturers—that the devices actually help people quit smoking—are unlikely.

05/13/2014

San Francisco General Hospital

‘Shots Fired’ False Alarm Creates Panic At San Francisco General Hospital

Tweets and emails sent out by UCSF Wednesday afternoon set off fears of an active shooter situation on at San Francisco General Hospital.

05/07/2014

A laboratory mouse. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Stanford, UCSF Researchers Use ‘Vampire Mice’ To Show Newer Blood Can Rejuvenate

Bay Area researchers have found it’s possible the much-sought-after fountain of youth could be running with blood, and they’ve used ‘vampire mice’ to prove their theories.

05/05/2014

Noah Shin has neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the developing nerve cells. He is undergoing radiation treatment at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. (CBS)

UCSF Children’s Hospital Doctors Turn 3-Year-Old Boy Radioactive To Treat Deadly Neuroblastoma

A San Jose boy named Noah is at his home with his family in San Jose, after doctors turned him radioactive. It sounds like science fiction, but this special treatment may be the only thing saving his life.

05/01/2014

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

$100M Donated To San Francisco Hospital For Research To Cut Premature Births

A San Francisco hospital will use a $100 million gift to focus on premature birth around the globe.

04/24/2014

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