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September 10, 2003
UCSF researchers have identified a biochemical feedback system in rats that could explain why some people crave comfort foods - such as chocolate chip cookies and greasy cheeseburgers - when they are chronically stressed, and why such people are apt to gain weight in the abdomen.
August 25, 2003
Workplace exposure to dust or fumes may account for as many as five million cases of emphysema, chronic bronchitis and related diseases in the U.S. - diseases that have been mainly attributed to smoking, a new University of California, San Francisco survey shows.
August 25, 2003
Researchers have had few clues as to why Black women are more likely to die from heart attacks or strokes than white women.
August 20, 2003
Resistance mutations to anti-HIV medications are more likely to occur in patients who take most of their medications rather than in those who don't, according to AIDS specialists at the University of California, San Francisco.
August 20, 2003
A chemical sleight of hand by UCSF scientists has pinpointed for the first time where small molecules called phosphates bind to proteins in cells, allowing them to send signals and giving organisms a way to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
August 19, 2003
HMO-enrolled Medicare patients who suffered a heart attack in California fared no worse -- perhaps even a little better -- than those who were covered by fee-for-service, according to a new UCSF study.
August 18, 2003
UCSF researchers found no harmful changes in HIV virus levels in patients on combination antiretroviral therapy in a safety study looking at both smoked marijuana and dronabinol, an oral medical cannabinoid.
August 15, 2003
UCSF researchers found no harmful changes in HIV virus levels in patients on combination antretroiviral therapy in a safety study looking at both smoked marijuana and dronabinol, an oral medical cannabinoid.
August 13, 2003
Resistance mutations to anti-HIV medications are more likely to occur in patients who take most of their medications rather than in those who don't, according to AIDS specialists at the University of California, San Francisco.
August 13, 2003
The UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) starts in October with a series of classes aimed at adults over the age of 50 who remain curious, thoughtful, and in search of new ideas.

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