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August 11, 2003
An estimated 50 million children have high levels of the "bad" cholesterol--known as LDL--that puts them at high risk for suffering heart attacks as adults.
August 11, 2003
Until now, scientists have been unable to distinguish between dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease and that caused by poor blood flow to the brain.
August 11, 2003
In a finding that could significantly enhance scientists' ability to develop and test drugs and vaccines to treat the most common and lethal form of malaria, a UCSF team has identified the full breadth of genetic activity at a key stage of development in the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
August 01, 2003
A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has found that the lower the level of vitamin C in the blood the more likely a person will become infected by Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer.
July 31, 2003
The 10th annual UCSF Women’s Health 2020 Conference will mark a decade of empowerment through education.  This daylong event on Saturday, March 22, will offer workshops on 30 health care topics for women of all ages. The event will be held from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm on the UCSF main campus at 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco.  Co-sponsors are the UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Foundation and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (UCSF Center of Excellence).
July 29, 2003
A first-time look at who is providing health care to the neediest populations in California and Washington states reveals that physician assistants, nurses and family physicians are more likely than others in primary care to serve the underserved.
July 29, 2003
A computer and headphone self-interviewing system yielded higher self-reports of several key HIV risks behaviors and was the preferred interview method by Zimbabwean women in Africa, according to a study by UCSF researchers.
July 29, 2003
Almost half of Zimbabwean women in a UCSF study say that the ability to use a diaphragm clandestinely was very or extremely important--a number that rises to 80 percent if their partners have other sexual partners or if getting their partners to use condoms is difficult.
July 29, 2003
No cases of HIV transmission through unprotected receptive oral sex were found by researchers at UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in a new study.  The study looked at men who have sex with men and who exclusively practice oral sex as the receptive partner.
July 27, 2003
A UCSF-led team has identified a common variant of a gene known as Aurora2 that may increase susceptibility to cancer development. The finding provides one of the first examples of an elusive type of "low penetrance" tumor susceptibility gene in humans.

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