A common osteoporosis drug can reduce breast cancer in postmenopausal women with high estrogen levels, but produces no reduction in risk for women whose estrogen levels are very low, according to a UCSF study. Researchers found that raloxifene administered to a selected population of women reduced their rate of breast cancer by 76 percent. The study was published in the January 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
January 08, 2002
December 30, 2001
Philip Morris tobacco company launched a hidden campaign in the 1990s to change the standards of scientific proof needed to demonstrate that secondhand smoke was dangerous...
December 04, 2001
The smoking rate could be cut dramatically across the U.S. if political will is applied to do it. In California, the rate could be cut to ten percent in just five years, according to an analysis by University of California, San Francisco researchers.
December 01, 2001
A recent study at the University of California, San Francisco assessed specialists' attitudes toward primary care physicians in the gatekeeper role, finding the attitudes are influenced by practice settings and by financial interests that may be threatened by referral restrictions.
November 26, 2001
A UCSF-led team is reporting striking results in mice that indicate that a molecule known as HIF-1 could prove an effective target for inducing the growth of blood vessels in oxygen-starved tissues.
November 19, 2001
People who care for their frail elderly relatives instead of putting them in nursing homes frequently miss work or leave their jobs entirely, according to research from San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).
November 15, 2001
In a discovery that demonstrates a clear link between the mind and body at a molecular level, scientists have shown that a chemical signal which normally allows nerve cells to communicate with each other –to alter sleep cycles, for example -- can also re-direct actions of the immune system.
November 15, 2001
In a discovery that demonstrates a clear link between the mind and body at a molecular level, scientists have shown that a chemical signal which normally allows nerve cells to communicate with each other - to alter sleep cycles, for example -- can also re-direct actions of the immune system.
November 14, 2001
SAN DIEGO -- Women who have a particular gene sequence are at a higher risk of developing cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study from researchers at UCSF and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC).
November 13, 2001
At a time when harmful drug reactions are thought to rank just after strokes as a leading cause of death in the U.S., the potential benefits of tailoring drugs to a patient's genetic makeup have been confirmed in a systematic study led by University of California, San Francisco scientists.