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November 18, 2002
Previously secret documents show that tobacco companies provided money, cultivated social and political ties, and aggressively offered free cigarettes to African American leadership groups - even as the evidence grew that African Americans bear a disproportionate share of the tobacco-related disease burden.
November 18, 2002
UCSF-led scientists have identified the first “master” molecule in the cell nucleus that controls the action of hundreds of different genes at once through its action on enzymes. The broad-acting molecule affects enzymes that restructure chromosomes, exposing genes to proteins that can then trigger key gene processes, including the start of protein production and copying and repairing of genes.
November 15, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program’s (UCSF Fresno) Department of Internal Medicine, will present a panel discussion titled, Air Pollution: Is it Killing You? The discussion will take place on Monday, November 18, at 5 p.m. in the UCSF Fresno Rowell Auditorium at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. It is sponsored by a grant from UCSF Fresno’s Roger K. Larsen, MD, Visiting Professorship Fund.
November 13, 2002
There are serious flaws in the methodology used by the federal government to identify and designate areas with a shortage of oral health care providers and areas of high unmet need, according to a UCSF study.
November 08, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco recently announced grants of more than $12 million from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation for the creation of a new center for research on the basic biology ...
November 04, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO - While cautioning that their findings still must be evaluated in humans, University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University Medical Center researchers report that the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin (Lipitor) significantly improved, prevented relapses or reversed paralysis in mice with an experimental disease that closely resembles multiple sclerosis.
November 04, 2002
The first comprehensive recommendations for assessing, monitoring and treating metabolic complications such as insulin resistance and abnormal body fat distribution that are occurring in association with HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy have been issued by an International AIDS Society-USA (IAS-USA) volunteer panel.
November 04, 2002
The UCSF division of vascular surgery, along with the UCSF division of biomedical sciences and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, is sponsoring a symposium to celebrate the opening of the Pacific Vascular Research Laboratory. The new UCSF laboratory, funded by a $6.5 million grant from the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, represents a collaboration between scientists and physicians working to generate and transfer new knowledge about vascular diseases into safer and more effective treatments.
October 31, 2002
A new clinic opened its doors in Oakland this week to provide free health services to immigrant and low wage workers who are injured on the job or who suffer from work-related illnesses. 
October 31, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry has been named the lead institution in a consortium of dental schools to receive $5.3 million from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.  The K12 Institutional Career Development Award has been given to the Western Oral Research Consortium (WEORC), which includes the UCSF School of Dentistry, the University of Washington, University of the Pacific, University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus and the Oregon Health Science University.

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