March 30, 1998
UW anthropologist uses engineering, mathematics to show short-legged human ancestors were very efficient walkers
She wasn’t faster than a speeding bullet, but new research seems to indicate that Lucy and other early known human ancestors walked with greater ease and efficiency than previously believed, despite their short legs.
Novel method of gene replacement reported by University of Washington researchers
Dr. David W. Russell, assistant professor of medicine, and Roli Hirata, research technician at the University of Washington, report the successful use of a modified virus to perform a novel method of gene replacement that may be an important step toward overcoming obstacles to efficient gene therapy.
March 27, 1998
First Northwest Hispanic Nurses Conference to be held at the UW
The first Northwest Hispanic Nurses Conference will be held on Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Washington’s South Campus Center. The UW School of Nursing is a co-sponsor of the conference.
March 25, 1998
Health Source: Medical News From the University of Washington
DEVELOPING VITAL NEW MEDICATIONS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS is the goal of a new therapeutics research center established at the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.
New study of BRCA1 shows no need for widespread screening of American women
American women who do not have a strong family history of breast cancer should not feel the need to be tested for BRCA1, the gene whose mutations are associated with a predisposition to breast cancer.
March 24, 1998
Stone ‘jigsaw puzzles’ yield clues about mysterious Saharan nomads
A faint image of mysterious ancient Egyptian nomads living in the Sahara Desert has emerged from thousands of stone artifacts painstakingly collected and reassembled by a University of Washington archaeologist.
March 20, 1998
Mouse gene reveals clues to human deafness
A team led by geneticist Dr. Karen Avraham of Tel Aviv University has discovered a defective gene that causes progressive hearing loss in a large Israeli family.
March 19, 1998
School of Pharmacy’s annual Katterman Lecture focuses on herbal medicine
Reflecting the growing public interest in alternative and complementary medicine, the University of Washington School of Pharmacy’s 19th annual Don B. Katterman Lecture will focus on “Herbal Medicine: Trends, Problems, Solutions and Products.”
Federal drug expert to give free lecture at Wenatchee Valley C.C.
Dr. Donald Vereen, special assistant for medical affairs at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will give a lecture on “Drug Abuse: Myths and Facts” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Lyceum at Wenatchee Valley Community College.
New clinical trials unit established at UW to combat STDs
The University of Washington is launching a new Clinical Trials Unit, as part of a national consortium to develop and test new methods of preventing and treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).« Previous Page Next Page »