California faces a shortage of registered nurses and needs to increase the supply to keep pace with the rapid growth of the state's population, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Public Policy Institute of California.
December 07, 1999
Researchers have discovered a gene in zebrafish so powerful it can be used to redirect the fate of cells in the developing embryo to become beating heart cells, suggesting that a similar gene in humans could be used to generate heart cells in culture for transplant in ailing people.
December 01, 1999
Thanks to ultra-fast magnetic resonance imaging techniques, MRI now can be used to provide more information when fetal abnormalities are suspected during a prenatal ultrasound exam...
November 30, 1999
Scientists at UC San Francisco and Harvard University tracking people after lung cancer surgery have discovered that those who bear a common cancer-causing mutation tend to have particularly aggressive tumors early on and are four times more likely to die of the disease.
November 18, 1999
A simple, outpatient procedure could potentially save millions of men and their partners from becoming infected with HIV, but health professionals have been reluctant to provide the needed information and resources, say the authors of a Lancet editorial review.
November 15, 1999
In one of the largest studies to date, a team of AIDS researchers concludes that name-based reporting programs for HIV infection are not producing specific public health benefits in the effort to control the AIDS epidemic.
November 09, 1999
Drug users participating in a treatment program based on a "therapeutic community" model showed a decrease in HIV-related high risk behavior, according to a new study by University of California, San Francisco AIDS researchers.
November 08, 1999
Scientists at UC San Francisco have discovered a new chemical pathway in the brain by which the most common antidepressants may alter mood.
November 03, 1999
The UCSF Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, part of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine recently received a grant of more than ...
November 02, 1999
An HIV prevention program that focuses on young gay men educating and supporting one another about safer sex has proved very effective in a major study in two West Coast communities.