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November 18, 2004

Bone marrow cells found to have role in wound healing, skin formation

Bone marrow produces cells that not only help fight infection but also permanently heal wounds, according to research at the University of Washington.


October 8, 2004

Distinguished molecular microbiologist to chair department at UW School of Medicine

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September 20, 2004

Free public forum to present balanced analysis of stem cell issues

There will be a free educational forum with nationally recognized experts to explain current issues in stem cell research and policy at 7 p.


September 18, 2004

UW included among national sites to perform 1918 influenza research

University of Washington researchers will be taking part in a multi-site project examining a portion of the genome of the strain of influenza responsible for the “Spanish Flu” outbreak in 1918.


September 8, 2004

Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease

One of the most comprehensive studies of the forces that have shaped patterns of human genetic variation has found strong evidence for the action of natural selection, which may help explain why certain people are at risk for a variety of conditions and others are not.


September 3, 2004

Bone marrow cells routinely help with wound healing

Bone marrow produces cells that not only help fight infection but also permanently heal wounds, according to research at the University of Washington.


August 5, 2004

UW researchers to study link between air pollution, cardiovascular disease

Researchers at the UW will direct the largest study of its kind to explore the connection between air pollution and the No.


Gene therapy for muscle tissue successful in mice

Researchers have found a delivery method for gene therapy that reaches all the voluntary muscles of a mouse – including heart, diaphragm and all limbs – and reverses the process of muscle-wasting found in muscular dystrophy.


July 29, 2004

UW to lead most comprehensive study of air pollution and cardiovascular disease

Researchers at the University of Washington will direct the largest study of its kind to explore the connection between air pollution and the No. 1 cause of death in the United States: cardiovascular disease.


July 26, 2004

Gene therapy reaches muscles throughout the body and reverses muscular dystrophy in animal model

Researchers have found a delivery method for gene therapy that reaches all the voluntary muscles of a mouse – including heart, diaphragm and all limbs – and reverses the process of muscle-wasting found in muscular dystrophy.


July 22, 2004

National study finds limited benefit for behavioral intervention in HIV prevention

A national study has reinforced that behavioral interventions are effective in preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among men who have sex with men (MSM).


Cluster of symptoms aids earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer has often been called the silent killer because it’s so hard to detect.


June 8, 2004

Certain symptom patterns may provide clues for presence of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer has often been called the silent killer because it’s so hard to detect. New UW research indicates that ovarian cancer may not be silent, and both women and their health-care providers should be alert for symptoms.


June 3, 2004

Gene linked to sperm-producing stem cells

Researchers have identified the first gene linked to the productivity of the stem cells that produce sperm in mammals.


May 26, 2004

Cost and confusion deprive 17,000 immigrant children and parents of insurance in Washington

Since the elimination of a public medical assistance program in 2002, more than 17,000 immigrant children and parents in Washington state have lost public health coverage as of April 2004.


May 24, 2004

Researchers identify gene linked to sperm-producing stem cells in mammals

Researchers have identified the first gene linked to the productivity of the stem cells that produce sperm in mammals.


May 6, 2004

New Web-based resource helps college graduates find health insurance

A new online database, “Access to Health Insurance/Resources for Care,” helps people who are uninsured find health insurance and low-cost health-care providers in their area.


UW researcher to receive presidential early career award

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will award a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to Dr. David E. Cummings, associate professor of medicine in the University of Washington’s Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.


April 30, 2004

Settlement announced after billing documentation investigation

The University of Washington’s physician practice plans have reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve issues related to billing documentation provided under federal health care programs.


April 8, 2004

School of Medicine tops U.S. News primary-care ranking

For the 11th consecutive year, the UW School of Medicine has been ranked as the nation’s top primary-care medical school in U.


April 2, 2004

For 11th year, U.S.News ranks University of Washington as best primary-care medical school

For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Washington School of Medicine has been ranked as the nation’s top primary-care medical school in U.S.News & World Report’s annual survey of graduate and professional schools.


March 26, 2004

Students from the University of Washington School of Dentistry rank No. 1 in the nation

Students from the University of Washington School of Dentistry rank No. 1 in the nation among the 50 dental schools that participated in the December 2003 National Board Dental Examinations Part II.


January 21, 2004

Yakima Valley students attend dental camp at UW School of Dentistry

Fifty high school students from the Yakima Valley will be coming to the University of Washington on the weekend of Jan. 23 and a weekend in February to learn about oral health career opportunities and about the importance of oral health to good overall health.


November 12, 2003

UW receives almost $6 million to study common cause of cognitive disability

The University of Washington has received an award of $5.86 million for a research center to study fragile-X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation.


November 6, 2003

Collaboration at UW lab led to obesity gene findings

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.


New findings on platelet development and disorders

It’s been in all the newspapers, so you know it’s true: The style pages all tell us that the 70s and 80s are back.


November 3, 2003

Role in Type 1 diabetes provides clue for researchers who discovered ‘obesity gene.’

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.


October 23, 2003

Study pinpoints high rate of cancer among people with genetic mutations; but date of onset can be delayed by exercise and healthy weight in adolescence

Women who carry inherited mutations in the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 have a lifetime risk of breast cancer of more than 80 percent, as well as a high risk of ovarian cancer, according to the most comprehensive study to date of these women and their families.


October 9, 2003

UW to lead regional biodefense center

The UW is the lead institution for one of eight Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced early in September.


UW to lead regional biodefense center

The UW is the lead institution for one of eight Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced early in September.


September 23, 2003

UW to study preventing cavities in underserved populations

Researchers from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and health care providers in the Yakima Valley will cooperate on a clinical trial this fall to explore a new way of using fluoride varnishes to prevent cavities in high risk children.


September 4, 2003

UW Medicine Launches South Lake Union Research Hub

Design and construction planning began this week by Vulcan Inc. on the newest phase of UW Medicine Lake Union, the University of Washington’s new medical research hub that will be located in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.


University of Washington leads $50 million Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research

University of Washington leads $50 million Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research


August 26, 2003

Children with sickle cell anemia often don’t receive antibiotics to prevent deadly infections

Children with sickle cell disease often do not get the daily dose of antibiotics that they need to protect them from deadly infections, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Washington.


August 19, 2003

UW signs licensing agreement for study of eye disease

The University of Washington has signed an exclusive patent license with Acucela Inc. for technology used in the study of potential treatments for eye disease.


August 15, 2003

Dental Research Day 2003 will be Sept. 24

Members of the public can learn about research at the University of Washington School of Dentistry on Wednesday, Sept. 24, during Research Day 2003.


August 7, 2003

Teranode Corp. licenses two UW-developed technologies

A private technology start-up company, Teranode Corp.


July 28, 2003

University of Washington licenses diagnosis and treatment method for bacteria found in arterial disease

The University of Washington has signed an exclusive license with ActivBiotics, Inc., of Lexington, Mass., to allow the company to use knowledge and technology developed by Dr. Allan Shor of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and researchers at the UW for the diagnosis and treatment of arterial chlamydial granuloma, a condition linked to one of the world’s leading causes of death.


July 24, 2003

Gates Foundation $30 million grant

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today (July 24) announced a $30 million grant to the UW School of Medicine for an unprecedented study at 10 sites in Africa, India, and Latin America to determine whether suppressing genital herpes can significantly reduce HIV transmission.


July 10, 2003

Virology Division develops new assay for West Nile virus

Researchers and doctors in the Northwest who wonder if a blood or tissue sample has West Nile virus will no longer have to send samples to the East Coast for testing.



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