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September 10, 2001
Failure to explore the potential of products which provide physical protection of the cervix--such as the diaphragm--for preventing the transmission of HIV is depriving women of a promising prevention mechanism that they can control themselves, according to HIV prevention experts.
September 06, 2001
Patients with sickle cell disease experience pain and organ failure when their abnormal red blood cells (erythrocytes) block flow through small vessels... blockage may be initiated by blood cells sticking to blood vessel walls.
August 31, 2001
For-profit nursing homes are much more likely than their non-profit counterparts to be cited for deficient quality, according to a UCSF/Harvard study.
August 30, 2001
Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology have now discovered a new pathway by which the cell regulates the activity of NF-kB, setting the stage for new therapeutic approaches.
August 29, 2001
Potentially life threatening seizures can be safely treated by paramedics using injections of Valium or similar benzodiazepine drugs en route to the hospital, rather than waiting for hospital staff to administer the drugs.
August 28, 2001
UCSF researchers have identified the most useful dimensions for measuring and reporting nursing home quality.
August 24, 2001
Thoroughly training doctors to perform fine needle biopsies dramatically increases diagnostic accuracy, UCSF researchers have reported.
August 21, 2001
Folic acid and vitamin B12 offer cost-effective treatments for heart disease and the reduction of associated deaths among the adult U.S. population, according to projections in a new University of California, San Francisco study.
August 15, 2001
Your skin is coated with acid. While that might sound disturbing, the mild acidity of the skin's surface actually helps to maintain the strength and cohesiveness of the skin...
August 14, 2001
A study by researchers from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) found the probability of HIV infection through unprotected receptive oral sex with a man to be statistically estimated as zero.