The Edge Episode 21: Abolish Race (in Medicine)!
For centuries, doctors have medically treated people differently according to their race because they believed that race is biological. But in the last few years, medical professionals and activists have argued that this is both wrongheaded and can be dangerous to people’s health. In this episode, we talk to Stephen Richmond, a primary care physician and assistant professor at Stanford about the movement to abolish race from medicine and how race and biology do and do not intersect.
11 Things You’ll Never Believe Came Out of Berkeley!By Pat Joseph
Yeah, okay, you’ll probably believe some of it. Still, we think it’s a fun list.
We’re not an Asian Brand. We’re not an American Brand. We’re an Asian-American Brand.By Margie Cullen
Olivia Chen and Pauline Ang have been friends for 20 years. During the pandemic, they decided to start their own canned milk tea company, Twrl.
What Does the Post-Roe Future Look Like?By Laura Smith
On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, reversing 49 years of constitutional protection for abortion.
Tackling the Teen Sleep CrisisBy Laura Smith
Five questions with Lisa L. Lewis '89, Author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen
The Man Who Loved DDTBy Elena Conis
Berkeley biochemist Tom Jukes was an ardent conservationist and life member of the Sierra Club, but he just didn’t get 1960s environmentalism. The thing that bugged him most about the movement was its “emotional binge” against the pesticide DDT.
Mooooove Over, MeatBy Krissy Waite
Giving up hamburgers and ice cream in the next 15 years could save us from global climate catastrophe.
Beware Second Hand Bong SmokeBy Krissy Waite
Most people today recognize the health risks of inhaling tobacco smoke, even secondhand. Fewer are aware of the dangers of cannabis smoke.
Sight UnseenBy Leah Worthington and Illustration by David Junkin
The paradox of blindsight might unlock the mystery of consciousness.
The View from the TrenchesBy Glen Martin and Photos by Marcus Hanschen
Two years into the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 continues to defy predictions. At the date of this writing, the Omicron variant—as contagious as ultra-transmissible viruses such as measles, if somewhat less severe than earlier COVID variants—continues to spread rapidly. While the surge appears to be ebbing in some areas of the United States, hospitalizations remain high and, nationally, about 2,500 deaths are reported daily.
Peregrines in LoveBy Hayden Royster
If Berkeley has a celebrity couple, it’s Annie and Grinnell, the peregrine falcons who alighted on the Campanile and have called it home since late 2016.
Unpacking PTSDBy Dhoha Bareche
A study led by researchers from Berkeley and UCSF may help explain why some people are more resilient to traumatic stress than others and lead to possible therapies. Published in December in the journal Translational Psychiatry, the study found a link between increased myelination in the brain’s gray matter and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).