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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.
July 24, 2003
In a world where news and information are in demand around the clock, the campus is offering 10 new stations to tap into the Internet for free.
July 22, 2003
Science is moving full speed ahead in the country's largest academic biomedical research expansion.
July 21, 2003
The UCSF School of Nursing will become the site of a national Center for Personal Assistance Services, thanks to a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
July 17, 2003
UCSF Medical Center has been named the seventh best hospital in the nation, making it the highest ranked medical center in Northern California, in a report published by U.S.News & World Report.
July 16, 2003
A UCSF-led team has demonstrated that the cerebral cortex, the site of higher cognitive functions, not only perceives pain, but plays a role in regulating pain, and that it does so in part through the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, suggesting a possible target for therapy.