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December 11, 2003
Ron Vale, a UCSF faculty member since 1986 and an internationally known cell biologist, has been named chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.
December 10, 2003
A new UCSF-designed strategy for hastening treatment for heart attack victims is being tested in a mountainous California county where drive times to hospitals are often long.
December 04, 2003
A new economic analysis finds that smoke-free laws do not reduce profits from charitable bingo parlors, contrary to claims made by groups opposing smoking restrictions.
December 04, 2003
Doctors participating in internal medicine hospital conferences designed to review adverse medical events do not often discuss related medical errors, according to a study led by researchers from the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).
November 25, 2003
John Featherstone, PhD, has been named recipient of the 2003 Yngve Ericsson Prize for research in preventive dentistry.
November 19, 2003
In a study conducted in rats, scientists have determined that drugs that block the action of a group of DNA-repair enzymes can protect brain cells from damage triggered by an overdose of insulin.
November 18, 2003
Women with the non-invasive form of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are more likely to have a disease recurrence after treatment consisting of lumpectomy alone if: their lesion was detected by palpation on physical exam, or it is of high nuclear grade.
November 17, 2003
UCSF and IBM are collaborating in a broad effort to link UCSF clinical information and research findings in order to help accelerate medical research.
November 17, 2003
The American Public Health Association (APHA) Alcohol and Tobacco section has selected Stanton Glantz, PhD, to receive its 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for his tobacco control research and advocacy work to reduce tobacco use.
November 13, 2003
Researchers have found subtle damage in the brains of HIV-positive patients whose viral load is effectively suppressed by anti-retroviral therapy.