UC Davis: Grape-Picking Robots Could Replace Manual Labor In VineyardsNew research at UC Davis is showing robots can help replace manual laborers and even change the way wine tastes. California’s wine industry is threatened by pests, drought, and wildfires, but now a lack of labor is creating another worry for farmers.
Stanford Medicine Launching COVID-19 Vaccine Study On Children 5 Years Old And UnderStanford medical researchers began administering Pfizer COVID-19 shots Wednesday to children ages 2-to-5 years old as part of a nationwide trial to determine the right dosage for the age group.
Marin Study Reveals Cancer Killing California Sea Lions Is Caused By STDFor decades, sea lions along the West Coast have been plagued by a lethal form of cancer. Now, Marin researchers have determined the cause of the disease and how it holds both promise, and shame, for mankind.
Study: Many Feeling 'Zoom Fatigue' After Months Of Video Conferencing During PandemicNearly a year into the pandemic, and many of us are experiencing what a Stanford University study has dubbed "Zoom fatigue."
UCSF Study: Temperature-Tracking Ring May Detect COVID InfectionA temperature-monitoring ring may be able to determine when the wearer has been infected with the coronavirus, even when symptoms of the infection are subtle, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and UC San Diego.
Study: COVID-19 Concerns Spur Spike In Sales To First-Time Gun OwnersA new UC Davis study indicates gun sales have spiked in California since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and many people buying firearms are first-time gun owners.
CDC: Hispanic, Black Children More Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID-19, Suffer Rare SyndromeRacial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday.
San Francisco, Oakland Top New Report Listing U.S. Cities Most Impacted By GentrificationSan Francisco and Oakland top a new national report listing cities most impacted by gentrification and cultural displacement.
COVID-19 Commute Times Could Double If Bay Area Ditches Public Transit For CarsAs cities reopen, drivers may be dealing with COVID-19 pandemic-sized commute times if too many people ditch public transit and drive their cars instead, according to a study. In San Francisco, they could more than double.
UC Berkeley, UCSF Researchers Post Preliminary Results Of Joint COVID-19 Antibody Test Kit StudyResearchers at UC Berkeley and UCSF launched a joint study of antibody test kits to examine potential immunity, temporary or otherwise, to COVID-19. Preliminary results can be found at covidtestingproject.org.
San Jose Named One Of Best Places In U.S. To Raise ChildrenThe San Jose metropolitan area was ranked second in the country for the best places to raise successful and healthy children by a Brandeis University study.
New Study Shows Source Of Micro Plastics That End Up In San Francisco BayAccording to scientists, trillions of pieces of micro plastic end up in San Francisco Bay every year, and some of those pollutants could be coming from your car.
New Data Tool To Shed Light On Inequality In The Bay AreaNew data has been collected by three groups to help policymakers and community advocates craft solutions to inequality in the region, officials with the San Francisco Foundation said Wednesday.
New Study Shows Cell Phone Are Essential Lifeline For Bay Area HomelessThe majority of homeless people living in the Bay Area have cell phones or permanent access to a cell phone, which serves as an important lifeline to many services, according to a new study.
Study: African Americans Lower Risk For Cancer, Heart Disease With Vitamin D, Fish OilA new study looked at the long-term health benefits of fish oil and Vitamin D supplements when it comes to heart disease, and cancer and found African-Americans benefited the most.