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Vol. 3, No. 28
Friday, July 16, 1999


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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance pediatric move goes well

On Thursday, July 8, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center pediatric patients hospitalized at Swedish Medical Center were smoothly transferred to the newly renovated Seattle Cancer Care Alliance unit at Children's Hospital.
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ARDS research involves hospitals in three counties

All hospitals with intensive care units in King County, as well as five hospitals in Pierce and Snohomish counties, will participate in the King County Lung Project, a study of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
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Medical students learn community education skills

Five students in this year's Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP) are bringing community health education on osteoporosis prevention to the towns where they are training.
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Research on neuropeptide Y deficiency featured

Richard Palmiter and his associates are featured in the most recent issue of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin for linking a deficiency in neuropeptide Y and excessive alcohol consumption. Palmiter is a UW professor of biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. The study was inspired by a query from Todd Thiele, a research scientist in the UW Department of Psychology. Palmiter and his colleagues had been studying food consumption in neuropeptide Y-deficient mice.


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