November 15, 2011
Years later participants reap the benefits of good blood sugar control in reducing slow-progressing complications. This finding comes from more than two decades of research on preventing life-shortening consequences of type 1 diabetes.
November 8, 2011
The training and mentorship Harborview dietitians provide to students in the UW graduate program in dietetics has earned the staff the 2011 Excellent Preceptor Award.
November 2, 2011
Washington State University and the UW cheer Grant County participation in landmark national study of childrens health. More than 150 families enrolled for tracking influences on normal development and illness from birth to adulthood.
A final stage clinical trial of ivacaftor (VX-770) shows significantly improved lung function in subset of cystic fibrosis patients, as reported Nov. 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Pediatrician Dr. Bonnie W. Ramsey of Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the UW led the study.
Dr. Patricia Brandt has been named the UW Medical Center Endowed Professor in Nursing Leadership. Dr. Dianie Magyary will be the first holder of the Kathryn E. Barnard Endowed Professorship in Infant Mental Health.
The 20th John R. Hogness Symposium on Health Care Nov. 9 is on “Making America Healthy.” The speaker, Dr. David R. Williams from the Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss how every segment of society can contribute to a healthy culture.
October 31, 2011
Fifty years after participating in studies of pentosuria, an inherited disorder once mistaken for diabetes, 15 families again welcomed medical geneticists into their lives. Their willingness to have their DNA analyzed with genomics technologies has solved a 100-year mystery
October 26, 2011
The chair of computer sciences learned how fortunate he was to be a member of the UW community when UW Medicine physicians and the Harborview staff helped him recover from a spine infection.
October 25, 2011
The professorship will fund a symposium in 2013 on dental issues at each stage of life — pregnancy, childhood, teens, adults and old age — and will emphasize preventing oral health problems.
More patients with ovarian carcinoma carry cancer-predisposing mutations, and in more genes, than previously thought. Relying on family history as an indication for testing would have missed one-fifth of the cases. The study used a quick, accurate genome sequencing method that could become a single test to screen for a broad range of cancers.
October 18, 2011
Scientific advances are assisting prospective parents unable to to have children on their own. Also emerging are methods to try to protect a young person’s ability to make a baby in the future.
October 17, 2011
Eaton is vice provost for research-external relations om the UW Office of Research and professor of environmental and occupational health in the School of Public Health. Election in the IOM is one of the highest honors given to medical and health leaders.
October 12, 2011
Among the newly inducted Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing are UW faculty members Betty Bekemeier, Cindy Dougherty and Brenda Zierler, and UW Nursing alum Lori Loan,
Harry the Husky mascot and the Husky Marching Band welcomed visitors Oct. 1 to the new UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic. The clinic is north of the main UW campus and open six days a week, with extended hours Mondays and Thursdays.
October 11, 2011
Spending long hours staring at a computer screen? If you’re not blinking enough, beware of the burning, gritty sensation of dry eye.
Volunteers gave oral health screenings and follow-up advice as part of a Seattle event offering counseling, health care, clothing and gear to local homeless veterans.
October 5, 2011
Biostatistician Dr. Daniela Witten and epidemiologist Nicola Basta were chosen for their drive and maturity to flourish as young scientists.
October 4, 2011
The discovery of 16 additional sections of the human genome that influence lung function brings the total known variants to 26. These findings in the genetic code hold promise for future screenings and treatment of lung disease.
Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat of Thailands Khon Kaen University urged UW dental students to consider global oral health research. At the poster presentation after her talk, Peter Yamamura won the annual dental student research competition.
The Fogarty International Center award is part of a federal effort to ameliorate the epidemic of non-communicable diseases in developing countries.
September 28, 2011
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the UW scientists have conducted the first comprehensive assessment of DNA errors that drive advanced prostate cancer.
Don’t let myths about the flu keep you from taking steps to ward off infection.
The flu season is about to begin. UW Medicine infection control experts Drs. Estella Whimby and Timothy Dellit tell how you and your family can keep influenza and its complications at bay.
September 26, 2011
Holly Tabor, a UW and Seattle Children’s bioethics scholar, is among the experts in law, medicine and ethics to receive a NIH grant Sept. 26 to look at if, when and how the results of genome studies should be told to research participants.
September 21, 2011
Noted UW vision researcher Dennis M. Dacey presented the prestigious Robert M. Boynton Lecture, “Neural origins of color and spatial coding in theprimate retina” at the recent Optical Society of America Vision Conference held at the UW.
At the first talk, Dr. Kim Allison will describe her experiences as a breast pathologist and breast cancer survivor. In coming months, UW Medicine faculty will inform the public on plastic surgery, stroke, pain management, colorblindness research, and healthful eating on a tight budget.
September 19, 2011
The structure of a retrovirus enzyme had stumped scientists for more than a decade. With the game Foldit, players quickly made an accurate model of the enzyme. The model opens doors to AIDS drug design.
September 14, 2011
Revalesio, a pioneering biotechnology company based in Tacoma, recently signed an 18-month contract with the Katze lab at the University of Washington to bring hope to sufferers of influenza, HIV and hepatitis C.
Concrete, Cracks, and Colors will be shown at the Naked City Brewery & Taphouse through Oct. 14.
Far too many adults become seriously ill, disabled, or die each year from diseases that vaccines could have prevented. Learn what immunizations you and your doctor might consider to protect your health.
Study tests intranasal insulin therapy for adults with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer’s patients have reduced insulin levels in their brains. An insulin nasal spray improved cognitive function in these patients in a pilot study. Intranasal delivery reaches the brain faster than other methods.
September 12, 2011
An international consortium has identified 28 blood-pressure influencing regions on the human genome. UW scientists played key roles in analyzing the massive amounts of data collected for the study.
September 6, 2011
Those at risk of acute myeloid leukemia because of family history may soon obtain tests to detect the genetic error before symptoms emerge. Clinical trials are under way to learn the best way to monitor and treat people with the GATA2 mutation.
August 31, 2011
As part of a regional partnership to train health professionals for areas in need, 15 University of Alaska Anchorage physician assistant students were awarded Physician Assistant Certificates from the UW School of Medicine Aug. 18
Two years ago Lily James survived a boating accident on Lake Washington. On a hot weekend in August, she sold lemonade to raise money for her lifesavers: Harborview and Medic One.
August 22, 2011
UW is one of eight institutions funded August 22 by the National Human Genome Research to revolutionize DNA sequencing. Jay Shendure, whose lab is noted for several breakthroughs in genomic technology, will head the UW project.
August 17, 2011
In a ceremony marking the transition from the classroom to the primarily clinical phase of their education, 68 UW dental students in the Class of 2013 donned white clinical coats and took a pledge of service
A UW Medical Center surgical team performed the third laparoscopic, robot-assisted liver surgery Aug. 11. The patient, a woman with cancer, is recovering well.
“It’s more than a ribbon…It’s a movement” is the tagline for an IBD awareness campaign led by UW staff member Lois Fink and friend Barb Wozdin.
August 10, 2011
Misdiagnosis remains a major obstacle for control of the TB epidemic. Findings from UW and related studies prompt a World Health Organization policy asking health officials not to use these tests.
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