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November 21, 2002
No cases of HIV transmission through unprotected receptive oral sex were found by researchers at UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in a new study.  The study looked at men who have sex with men and who exclusively practice oral sex as the receptive partner.
November 19, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco co-sponsored a day-long program “I’m Going to College” for more than 125 students and their parents from the E.R. Taylor Elementary School on Wednesday, November 13.
November 19, 2002
In postmenopausal women with coronary disease, neither hormone replacement therapy (HRT) nor antioxidant vitamin supplements provide cardiovascular benefit. In fact, a potential for harm was suggested with each treatment, according to a UCSF-led study. Results from the study, also called the Women’s Angiographic Vitamin and Estrogen (WAVE) trial, appear in the November 20, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and will be presented on November 20, 2002 at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Chicago.
November 18, 2002
UCSF-led scientists have identified the first “master” molecule in the cell nucleus that controls the action of hundreds of different genes at once through its action on enzymes. The broad-acting molecule affects enzymes that restructure chromosomes, exposing genes to proteins that can then trigger key gene processes, including the start of protein production and copying and repairing of genes.
November 18, 2002
Previously secret documents show that tobacco companies provided money, cultivated social and political ties, and aggressively offered free cigarettes to African American leadership groups - even as the evidence grew that African Americans bear a disproportionate share of the tobacco-related disease burden.
November 15, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program’s (UCSF Fresno) Department of Internal Medicine, will present a panel discussion titled, Air Pollution: Is it Killing You? The discussion will take place on Monday, November 18, at 5 p.m. in the UCSF Fresno Rowell Auditorium at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. It is sponsored by a grant from UCSF Fresno’s Roger K. Larsen, MD, Visiting Professorship Fund.
November 13, 2002
There are serious flaws in the methodology used by the federal government to identify and designate areas with a shortage of oral health care providers and areas of high unmet need, according to a UCSF study.
November 08, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco recently announced grants of more than $12 million from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation for the creation of a new center for research on the basic biology ...
November 04, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO - While cautioning that their findings still must be evaluated in humans, University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University Medical Center researchers report that the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin (Lipitor) significantly improved, prevented relapses or reversed paralysis in mice with an experimental disease that closely resembles multiple sclerosis.
November 04, 2002
The first comprehensive recommendations for assessing, monitoring and treating metabolic complications such as insulin resistance and abnormal body fat distribution that are occurring in association with HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy have been issued by an International AIDS Society-USA (IAS-USA) volunteer panel.