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August 18, 2004
A defect in the action of a newly discovered protein may play a central role in muscular dystrophy, a disease of progressive muscle degeneration with no known cure.
August 04, 2004
One of only 18 sites selected in the country to participate in a special lactation program, the UCSF Women's Health Resource Center will present a comprehensive health fair on breast feeding this Friday, August 6.
July 29, 2004
UCSF scientists are reporting what they say is compelling evidence that the infectious agent known as prion is composed solely of protein.
July 27, 2004
Patients with or at risk for heart disease who take the anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery can significantly reduce the risk of complications and death due to inadequate blood flow to the heart
July 20, 2004
Aging HIV patients whose infection has not evolved into full-blown AIDS may be at risk for developing a chronic dementia similar to Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF.
July 14, 2004
## Exhibits ## August 1—20 ART EXHIBIT AT UCSF FACULTY ALUMNI HOUSE: An exhibit of photos by Jonathan Vlahos, a UCSF medical student. Open weekdays by appointment. 745 Parnassus Ave. (415) 476-4723. ## Lectures and Learning ## Thursday, August 12 SPIRITUALITY IN MEDICINE: A noontime lecture presented by Sylver Quevedo, MD, MPH. Noon. Bring a lunch. Free. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150, San Francisco. (415) 353-7700.
July 14, 2004
UCSF researchers have found that some physicians express a sense of fatalism about HIV prevention and this belief -- that changes in sexual risk behavior by their HIV-positive patients are unlikely -- is hindering the provision of prevention counseling services in publicly-funded clinics.
July 14, 2004
In a study of 33 HIV+ couples who engaged in frequent, unprotected sex, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology researchers found no evidence of superinfection, the sequential acquisition of multiple HIV variants.
July 13, 2004
A voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) program using a mobile van to travel to marketplaces in townships and villages overcomes the structural barriers to HIV testing in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to UCSF researchers.
July 13, 2004
Contrary to widespread assumptions, UCSF researchers have found that an HIV-infected African cohort successfully followed a medication regimen ...