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First annual “Health of Hanford” conference — scientists gather to report, discuss research findings

The latest research on thyroid disease, wildlife populations, beryllium exposure and Columbia River contamination in the Hanford reach area are among topics to be addressed during a two-day conference Dec. 3 and 4 in Richland, Wash.

UW cystic fibrosis researcher receives 928-ton accolade – an oil barge christened in her name

It may well be the “biggest” honor ever bestowed upon a UW researcher: A Seattle-based shipping company will christen its newest vessel, a 25,000-barrel oil barge, the “Bonnie R.” in honor of Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

Using one liver to save two lives: University of Washington expands split-liver transplant program

In an effort to make maximum use of a scarce resource, University of Washington Medical Center is now offering split-liver transplants — an effort that could save up to 26 more lives each year.

Medicare reimbursement system encourages increased payments to rehabilitation hospitals

The economic incentives of Medicare’s reimbursement system for rehabilitation hospitals encourage millions of dollars in increased payments each year.

International meeting to highlight latest developments in liver transplantation

Medical experts from around the world will gather Oct. 15 to 17 in Seattle for a review of state-of-the-art developments in liver transplantation at the Fourth Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society.

Public workshops to help U.S. Department of Energy improve information access

To address the enormous task of declassifying Hanford documents and to improve public access to information, the U.S. Department of Energy is turning to the public for assistance.

Will your child become an overweight adult? Step on the scale

A child’s chance of obesity in adulthood is greatly increased if he or she has at least one obese parent.

University of Washington scientists look for cellular clues to explain how estrogen replacement therapy may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Among its many salutary effects, estrogen seems to protect the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease: numerous clinical studies support that finding. But how does it accomplish this feat? Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle are involved in a number of basic-science studies that are beginning to provide answers.

UW offers free public lecture series in Wenatchee on Addiction and the Brain

A free public lecture series on “Addiction and the Brain: Beyond Saying No” will be offered in Wenatchee by the University of Washington’s Biobehavioral Nursing Program. A similar series was presented in Seattle last spring.

Local minority youth help UW researchers understand teen smoking

For the past two years, researchers have met with Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) youths to hear their opinions, thoughts and comments on smoking.

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