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May 20, 2004
A UCSF Women's HIV Interdisciplinary Network (WHIN) seminar titled " Reproductive Biology: Intersections with HIV Research" will take place Monday, May 24, 2004.
May 19, 2004
Removal of an enzyme that regulates the activity of many proteins can suppress key features of Alzheimer's disease in experimental models, researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) recently reported in the Journal of Neuroscience (May 12, 2004).
May 19, 2004
Legal issues that affect lesbian health will be the special focus of the fourth annual Lesbian Health Conference in San Francisco on Saturday, June 19.
May 18, 2004
Researchers at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF have discovered that an important protein normally secreted by macrophages, the scavenger cells of the immune system, is secreted at significantly reduced levels in patients with HIV-related dementia.
May 17, 2004
Results of a preliminary study suggest that a treatment called LEA29Y works as well as the standard therapy, cyclosporine, to prevent acute kidney transplant rejection, with less potential for long-term harm to the organ and the patient, and better functioning of the transplanted kidney.
May 17, 2004
Sam Hawgood, MB, BS,1. an international leader in neonatology, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the UCSF School of Medicine.
May 14, 2004
UCSF Medical Center has opened the new UCSF Spine Center, which brings together specialists with expertise in treating adult and pediatric spinal disorders.
May 13, 2004
A new imaging center for breast cancer detection will celebrate its dedication and grand opening today, May 13, at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center.
May 12, 2004
As the warmer months arrive, oil-filled lamps and torches begin to light up patios and backyards, and people use lighter fluids for charcoal barbecues. Consumers often fail to ensure that oil and lighter fluid containers are properly sealed and out of children's reach.
May 12, 2004
About breast cancer and underserved San Francisco women: * Women in the Bay Area at large are twice as likely as those diagnosed at SFGHMC to have their cancer caught early. * Fewer than 15 percent of new breast cancer cases at SFGHMC are diagnosed as a result of breast screening. * Breast cancer—the most common cancer among Bay Area and US women—killed 833 women in the Bay Area in 2000 and was diagnosed in 4500 more. The new Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center at SF General Hospital Medical Center will: