“Growing up with a background in dance taught me to appreciate the human body and movement at a young age.

Understanding the complex mechanisms that make us human is a driving force behind much scientific research, but getting at the root of what makes us human is not a purely scientific pursuit.

 

[Originally published in Synapse, Feb 5, 1998]

UCSF health professional students, trainees, faculty, staff, administrators, and unions joined in a rally at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to stand up for immigrants.

As humanity’s population swells, the environmental conservation movement in the 21st century is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop more efficient techniques in food production.

Have you ever stood in a high place and felt the instinctive drive to step back and find safety? Researchers studying the brains of mice may have found the neurons responsible for such deep-seated anxieties.

UC San Francisco scientists have invented a technique that lets them precisely and reversibly disrupt the action of specific cellular proteins at a microscopic scale by making them split apart when illuminated with blue light.

The UC San Francisco Fitness & Recreation staff did some heavy lifting over the holidays at the Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay to wow current members and to prepare for their no enrollment fee membership sale in January.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, Jan. 6, 1983] Tomorrow morning, as you make your way up Parnassus destined for work or school, gaze up at the top of Moffitt Hospital and consider a moment.

Food insecurity may seem like an issue faced only by developing nations, but it is also an issue for many university students, including those at UCSF.