Science

Science communication and media coverage are needed now more than ever.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on Dec. 3, 1990

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on Nov. 19, 1998.

The demonstrations against UCSF's hearing loss experiments on squirrel monkeys crossed into the domain of city government this week.

The Crucial Third is the second place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's science writing category.

Earlier this year a YouTube video entitled “How to Genetically Engineer a Human in Your Garage” circulated around my lab.

Scientific breakthroughs are occurring at a rate faster than ever before. In 2007, it was estimated that 1.5 million new scientific papers were published.

Ever wondered if probiotics improve immune function? Benefit gastrointestinal conditions? Or even help in the treatment of infections? Well, since antiquity, we’ve allied with microorganisms for the betterment of out health.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, March 13, 2008]

Predicting how cancer patients will respond to treatments has been a major challenge in the field of oncology, but a new preclinical laboratory model may help to more accurately predict treatment outcomes.

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.