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August 13, 2001
UCSF researchers have determined that two drugs currently approved to treat either malaria or certain psychotic illnesses are effective in treating mouse cells infected with the infectious protein known as the prion (PREE-on).
August 07, 2001
In a report published this month, world health leaders emphasize that intellectual property protection may not be enough to address the larger problem of how to get cheap drugs to poor countries.
July 31, 2001
A UCSF study of mandatory reporting of domestic violence to the police examined the attitudes of female emergency department patients and found that nearly half (44.3 percent) of abused women in the study do not support this state law.
July 18, 2001
University of California scientists have developed the first vaccine that protects against vaginal transmission of a virus closely related to HIV.
July 18, 2001
UCSF researchers are recommending that illicit drug users should be eligible to receive treatment for the hepatitis C virus.
July 16, 2001
For years, scientists have recognized that a protein called apoE4 is a major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease.
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 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.

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