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January 25, 2005
The University of California's Board of Regents at its meeting Jan. 19 reviewed the state's Master Plan for Higher Education and discussed the importance of investing in graduate education to help keep California competitive.
January 24, 2005
The Asian Health Caucus, a student group at UCSF, is holding a bone marrow drive on Monday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Building on the Parnassus campus.
January 24, 2005
A daily glass of beer or wine may help sharpen the minds of women into old age. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School studied some 12,500 nurses and found that moderate drinkers aged 70 to 81 were 20% less likely to experience a decline in their thinking skills over a two-year period than women who did not drink at all. On average, those who drank a beer or glass of wine each day tended to have the mental agility of someone a year and a half younger than abstainers. The study appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.
January 21, 2005
Alice Dreger, a noted author, ethicist, historian and specialist in abnormal anatomy, will discuss intersexuality and medical responses to it on Thursday, Jan. 27, 12 to 1 p.m., on the Parnasssus campus.
January 21, 2005
VACAVILLE EVENT CONTACT: Gene Hall (707) 365-4310 WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 25 WHERE: The Opera House, 530 Main Street, Vacaville, CA
January 21, 2005
Chamomile tea can protect the body from a host of ills, including colds and menstrual cramps, suggests a study from the UK. Researchers at Imperial College London tested 14 people who drank five cups of chamomile tea every day for two weeks and found that they had higher levels of hippurate, a substance that can act as an anti-inflammatory. The tea also increased levels of glycine, which may relieve muscle spasms. The study appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
January 20, 2005
A symposium to celebrate the official launch of UCSF Global Health Sciences will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, 1 to 5 p.m., in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus.
January 20, 2005
About one in six airliners had drinking water that failed to meet federal safety standards in tests conducted before the end of 2004, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This latest round of testing showed presence of coliform bacteria in 29 of 169 randomly selected domestic and international passenger aircraft. The bacteria are usually harmless but are an indicator of the possible presence of other harmful organisms.
January 19, 2005
New research on a naturally occurring hallucinogen confirms its ability to block alcohol cravings in rats and may potentially add to the small arsenal of drugs that effectively combat addiction.
January 19, 2005
Kathleen M Giacomini, chair of biopharmaceutical sciences, has been appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, which is composed of leaders in the biological and medical sciences, education and health care.

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