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July 13, 2000
University of California, San Francisco researchers and Brazilian colleagues report that analysis of blood samples taken at an anonymous test site in Santos, Brazil from 1995 to 1999 show an increase in the rate of HIV infection after a period of decline.
July 13, 2000
A study by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco has found that patients with HIV infection taking protease inhibitors do not experience short-term adverse virologic effects from using cannabinoids.
July 13, 2000
Researchers have found that it may be cost-effective for Ugandan companies to provide HIV drugs to their employees with HIV when they get sick. 
July 12, 2000
In an early report from an ongoing, randomized clinical trial, researchers from UCSF have shown that the addition of the immune stimulator interleukin-2 (IL-2) to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) improves immune function in patients who have been recently infected with HIV.
July 12, 2000
Early in the life of every vertebrate embryo, be it human or hamster, there is a moment when the heart comes together—literally. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have discovered a molecule that directs the two halves of the primordial heart to join as one.
July 12, 2000
With an $8.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, nine institutions have joined forces to develop and test new treatments for neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer that only strikes children. The principal investigator of the NCI project program grant to develop those new therapies is Robert C. Seeger, MD, of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. UCSF pediatric oncologist Katherine K. Matthay, MD, is principal investigator of the clinical consortium, New Approaches to
July 11, 2000
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease may become easier with the help of imaging studies from the San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, which is affiliated with UC San Francisco.
July 11, 2000
The right of University of California scientists to carry out tobacco smoking research and anti-smoking advocacy was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Sacramento Thursday (July 6).
July 11, 2000
A study by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, conducted at the San Francisco County Jail, has found that anonymous HIV screening of jail inmates offers an opportunity to track the epidemic in at-risk groups...
July 10, 2000
Scientists from the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease will present key findings in Alzheimer’s disease research at the World Alzheimer Congress 2000, July 9-18 at the Washington Hilton and Towers in Washington, DC. This first-ever event is bringing together more than 5,000 scientific investigators and health care professionals from all parts of the globe for an international exchange of the latest information in three distinct program areas: pivotal research, bridging research and care, and creative care.

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