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November 30, 2000
A novel therapy that employs the immune system to attack and kill prostate cancer cells has been found to slow disease progression in some men and decrease levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), a protein in the blood that often indicates prostate cancer, a University of California, San Francisco study has found.
November 30, 2000
Thousands of lives would be spared if physicians prescribed beta-blockers for more people who have had heart attacks, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
November 29, 2000
A growing potential for conflicts of interest has prompted university-based medical research centers to take important steps to require researchers to disclose financial interests in companies that sponsor studies and to manage potential conflicts.
November 27, 2000
The Children’s Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will dedicate its family resource center as the Resource Center at a reception at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 28, at UCSF Medical Center.  The center will receive computers, books, toys and other support materials from San Francisco-based BraveKids, a non-profit organization founded to help children with chronic or life threatening illnesses and their families.
November 19, 2000
Scientists have known for decades that poverty leads to higher rates of illness and mortality. More recent research led by UCSF faculty has shown that these effects don't end at the poverty line. In fact, health improves at each step of the social ladder.
November 16, 2000
UCSF researchers have exposed a single protein that can stimulate the maturation of the synapses, or junctures, through which nerve cells communicate a key signal to one another.
November 15, 2000
Too frequently, clinicians feel lost and out of place caring for dying patients. They often fear that recognizing the imminence of death may minimize a patient's hope...
November 14, 2000
A treatment commonly used by dermatologists to get rid of facial wrinkles may also help migraine sufferers, a UCSF researcher has reported.
November 13, 2000
A drug commonly used during invasive heart procedures not only helps maintain blood flow through the large blood vessels that have been enlarged during the procedure, but also preserves blood flow through the smaller blood vessels downstream that may become blocked by debris.
November 08, 2000
In findings that could lead to a new Alzheimer's disease drug, researchers at SFVAMC and University of California, San Francisco have isolated a protein fragment that nurtures brain cells, an effect that could prevent loss of brain function caused by the disease.