September 12, 2013
Initial positive results reported on vaccine to treat genital herpes
The vaccine is the first to significantly reduce the frequency of viral shedding — the surfacing of herpes virus on the genitals — and appears to activate T cell immune responses to the virus.Anna Wald, genetic herpes, T cell vaccine, vaccines
Futures Committee suggests new compact for UW and community
A committee of volunteers, including many of the state’s top business and civic leaders, has issued a report recommending a stronger partnership between the University of Washington and the broad community of people that it serves.
Arts Roundup: Historic photos, art exhibits — and the Burke explores New Zealand
Even as the UW gears up for a new school year, interesting arts events are cropping up across campus. The Henry Art Gallery and Jacob Lawrence Gallery have new exhibits and the Burke Museum offers buggy weekend activities.
September 11, 2013
UW engineers to make cookstoves 10 times cleaner for developing world
University of Washington engineers have received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design a better cookstove, which researchers say will use half as much fuel and cut emissions by 90 percent.College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, John Kramlich, Jonathan Posner
September 10, 2013
New Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium is a game-changer for all athletes
This week the newest UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center opened its doors to the community at Husky Stadium. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.athletes, Husky Stadium, Michael Harrast, orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sports medicine
Two common drugs may help treat deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
A combination of interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin, drugs routinely given for hepatitis C, may be an effective treatment for the coronovirus that causes this new disease.Angela Rasmussen, Department of Microbiology, Michael Katze, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
New UW-based organization aims to prevent suicides
Forefront: Innovations in suicide prevention, a new University of Washington-based organization launched Sept. 10, will help Washington state lead the way to new policies and programs to solve what is regarded as a major public health problem.
UW ranked 16th among national public universities by US News
The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released by US News & World Report.
September 9, 2013
Gene for most common childhood cancer identified
In children with this form of leukemia, damage to chromosome 9 removes part of a normal copy of the gene in question, and leaves the mutated copy unopposed.cancer, childhood cancer, Department of Medicine, Department of Pathology, genes, leukemia, Marshall Horwitz, mutation