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May 25, 2004
Even as America's medical centers are being urged to use mathematical measures to describe quality care, a UCSF/San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center physician is warning against the "pitfalls" of confusing such measurement with actual quality, ...
May 24, 2004
Three UCSF special events in June focus on raising awareness of women's risk of heart disease -- the leading killer of American women.
May 21, 2004
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will award its highest honor for basic diabetes research to Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in autoimmunity research and the director of the Diabetes Center at UCSF.
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.