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July 16, 2001
The first patent for a method of inducing insulin production by delivering normal genes in a pill, granted just two months ago to the University of California, San Francisco, now is joined by a second patent issued today...
July 16, 2001
For years, scientists have recognized that a protein called apoE4 is a major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease.
July 12, 2001
The folate receptor, a protein expressed on the surface of many human cells, could be capable of transporting much more into the cell than just folic acid - the B vitamin involved in normal bodily functions and cell development.
July 11, 2001
California's tobacco control program is "stalled and adrift," and thousands of people will die needlessly as a result, according to a new report published by the Institute for Health Policy Studies in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
July 03, 2001
Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART), also known as "AIDS cocktail" therapy, is saving lives and preventing infections even in the most advanced AIDS patients, according to a new study.
July 02, 2001
Controlling a tuberculosis infection requires an interplay of a distinct set of genes and immune system cells. Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease are showing for the first time that the absence of one of those genes, called CCR2, can have fatal consequences.
July 02, 2001
UCSF researchers report that they were able to slow the growth of human cancer cells - or cause them to commit suicide altogether -- by creating just a miniscule mutation in the telomerase enzyme.
July 02, 2001
Compared to insured health care consumers, uninsured people are much less effective at managing their illnesses.
July 02, 2001
Researchers are showing for the first time that the absence of the gene for CCR2, a receptor on white blood cells known to be important for cell migration, can have fatal consequences.
June 27, 2001
Our cells constantly flirt with disaster: Before each division, they duplicate hundreds -- often thousands -- of DNA snippets from each chromosome...