April 14, 1997
University of Washington discovery may point the way to new treatment for hepatitis C cases that do not respond to interferon therapy
Researchers at the University of Washington report in the April 14, 1997 issue of Virology that they may have an explanation for why the currently approved drug treatment for hepatitis C is ineffective much of the time. The drug, recombinant alpha interferon, is ineffective in 60 to 80 percent of cases.
April 11, 1997
Memorial services scheduled for founding coordinator of medical school’s Spokane programs.
Dr. Robert Heskett, a pediatrician who in the 1970s established the Spokane programs of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, died April 9 in Spokane.
Student oceanographers to experience shipboard research April 16- 18
Undergraduates with the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography will have a chance this month to learn about shipboard research while gathering data about the waters west of Everett for the Washington State Department of Ecology.
April 10, 1997
Women with low-risk pregnancies receive fewer obstetrical interventions when cared for by midwives, compared to women attended by physicians
Low-risk patients who choose nurse midwives for their obstetrical care have fewer Caesarean sections, receive less anesthesia, have a much lower rate of episiotomy and incur less expense, compared to similar women who choose physicians for their care.
Alternative medicine treatment using pulsing magnetic device may offer benefits for some MS patients
A small electromagnetic device thought to help supplement the body’s electrical energy has shown some beneficial effects for patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Washington.
UW begins study of effects of estrogen lack on women’s heart disease
A study of the effects of estrogen deficiency on body-fat distribution and cholesterol metabolism has been launched by the University of Washington, to determine why and how the risk of coronary artery disease increases in women as they age.
School of Pharmacy’s annual Katterman Lecture focuses on impact of managed care
Pharmacists and other health care professionals will discuss a variety of issues related to managed care and Medicaid, at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy’s annual Don B. Katterman Memorial Lecture.
Washington state’s new official insect is a little bizarre, but also darn marvelous, says UW professor
It begins life as a miniature underwater jet engine and ends its days as an aerial dive bomber gathering up its prey in a highly developed “cow catcher.” If that sounds more like the Empire striking back than nature, don’t be fooled. It’s the green darner dragonfly, and it has just been named the official insect of the state of Washington.
April 9, 1997
Largest gift to UW School of Dentistry will establish first endowed chair
The Washington Dental Service (WDS) and University of Washington School of Dentistry today announced the establishment of the Washington Dental Service Endowed Chair in Dentistry.
Drs. Blackman and Cleveland named assistant deans for the University of Washington School of Medicine
Dr. James R. Blackman of Boise and Dr. Philip D. Cleveland of Spokane have been named assistant deans for regional affairs and rural health at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine.« Previous Page Next Page »