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January 19, 2005
Kathleen M Giacomini, chair of biopharmaceutical sciences, has been appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, which is composed of leaders in the biological and medical sciences, education and health care.
January 19, 2005
Although the Internet has become a popular and rich source of health information, few seniors surf the web, finds a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Less than a third of Americans 65 and older has ever gone online, and only 21% has sought health information online. This worries some senior advocates, particularly as Medicare prepares to roll out a new outpatient drug benefit to take effect in 2006. Only 2% of all seniors have gone online to Medicare.gov.
January 19, 2005
New research on a naturally occurring hallucinogen confirms its ability to block alcohol cravings in rats and may potentially add to the small arsenal of drugs that effectively combat addiction.
January 18, 2005
A study of once-confidential tobacco industry documents reveals that in the past few years several tobacco companies have continued to support research challenging the link between cancer and a potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke.
January 18, 2005
The University of California today (Jan. 18) will release an annual report on its progress toward implementing "green" building and clean energy policies for all proposed and to-be-renovated buildings on its 10 campuses.
January 18, 2005
Some one billion people worldwide have high blood pressure, but that number will soar 60% to 1.56 billion in the next 20 years, estimates a Tulane University study. A third of the adult population will have high blood pressure by 2025, and the greatest increase is expected in underdeveloped regions such as Africa and Latin America, according to the report, which pooled data from 30 studies involving 700,000 people. The study appears in The Lancet.
January 14, 2005
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, a UCLA researcher studying disparities in health care outcomes of ethnic minorities with cancer, will present the Fourth Annual Christopher N.H. Jenkins Cancer Control Award Lecture on Monday, Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m..
January 14, 2005
For older people, taking an afternoon nap not only compensates for sleep problems that occur with age, but it can help keep the mind sharp, suggests a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers found that people between the ages of 55 and 85 who napped between 2 and 4 p.m. performed better on tests of mental ability, and had little trouble falling asleep at night.
January 13, 2005
UCSF Professor of Ophthalmology Todd Margolis has received an award that will help fund his research to ultimately treat patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) eye disease.
January 13, 2005
UCSF had another productive year – proving its global leadership as a health sciences campus in research, patient care and teaching.

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