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).
Nursing research benefits people in their daily lives
Research at the University of Washington School of Nursing is not confined to laboratories. Its influence is felt in communities within and beyond Washington state. Nursing research makes a difference in people’s lives.
Cost, use of health services is not affected by physician compensation: a study of Washington state medical groups/managed care organizations
Whether by productivity or by salary, the way in which primary care physicians are compensated in medical groups does not appear to affect the cost or amount of health services for patients
March 11, 1998
Journalist Jim Lehrer to speak at UW commencement June 13
Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), will be the featured speaker at the 123rd Commencement ceremonies for the University of Washington this year.« Previous Page Next Page »