For the first time last month, I entered one of the small Chinese groceries dotting Clement Street, in search of black vinegar.  What a strange moment of nostalgia!  The vaguely bitter herbal smell in the corner, the strawberries so ripe I could t

The School of Dentistry will be losing one of its most beloved teachers this spring.  Ms. Rachel Simmons will retire after 40 years at UCSF.

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and the Graduate Division Alumni Association (GDAA) has selected Dr. Ophir Klein as this year’s Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Awardee.

Running a fitness blog has its perks, like getting samples of healthy foods.  Recently, I tried a one-day raw, organic juice cleanse from Urban Remedy, a small business from San Rafael, in Marin County.  Although I love making green smoothies (my


I stand up for an ideal,

I sail against the tide,

Let the storm get stronger and

Dusk become darker...

I paddle along, until I see the dawn.... 

The Hing Wang Bakery keeps it real. 

Just three blocks from our ultra-modern biomedical campus, it still sells zongzi wrapped and served in pungent tropical banana leaves and cooked in big bamboo steamers. 

It all started with a baby tiger.

Even in food-obsessed San Francisco, a cup of great coffee should not be taken for granted.

When was the last time you observed a full moon in the sky?

Have you ever appreciated the touch of grass on your bare feet?

How many times have you watched a sunset or sunrise on a beach?

Got a long incubation time to kill? Waiting for your cells to spin? Bored in-between classes? In class?