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August 29, 2004
An enzyme found in nearly all animal and human cells acts as a natural brake to prevent potentially deadly runaway inflammation, UCSF scientists have discovered.
August 27, 2004
Recent discoveries about the way that HIV infects cells are propelling the development of a broad spectrum of promising new antiviral drugs, according to an invited commentary on the topic in the current issue of Nature Immunology (August 27, 2004).
August 26, 2004
A new mobile eye service operated by UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center will soon be winding its way through San Francisco ...
August 24, 2004
Scientists have determined the precise molecular structure of a potential new target for treating prostate cancer, a disease driven in part by abnormal testosterone activity. The target is part of the androgen receptor, a protein essential for testosterone to function in human cells. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men.
August 23, 2004
Scientists have determined the precise molecular structure of a potential new target for treating prostate cancer, a disease driven in part by abnormal testosterone activity.
August 18, 2004
A defect in the action of a newly discovered protein may play a central role in muscular dystrophy, a disease of progressive muscle degeneration with no known cure.
August 04, 2004
One of only 18 sites selected in the country to participate in a special lactation program, the UCSF Women's Health Resource Center will present a comprehensive health fair on breast feeding this Friday, August 6.
July 29, 2004
UCSF scientists are reporting what they say is compelling evidence that the infectious agent known as prion is composed solely of protein.
July 27, 2004
Patients with or at risk for heart disease who take the anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery can significantly reduce the risk of complications and death due to inadequate blood flow to the heart
July 20, 2004
Aging HIV patients whose infection has not evolved into full-blown AIDS may be at risk for developing a chronic dementia similar to Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF.

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