Mandela to visit UW Health Sciences Center
ormer South African President Nelson Mandela will be at the UW Health
Sciences Center Thursday, Dec. 9, to participate in an invitation-only
forum on challenges facing those striving to improve health conditions
throughout the world.
Curtis holds endowed profesorship
illiam Curtis, assistant professor of surgery, has become the first
holder of the Lester and Connie LeRoss Endowed Professorship in
Benedetti authors editorial on birth injury
homas Benedetti, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of
maternal-fetal medicine at UW Medical Center, is the author of an
editorial on birth injury and method of delivery in the Dec. 2 issue of
the New England Journal of Medicine.
Structure of hemophilia protein uncovered
UW researchers have described the structure of a key blood-clotting
protein involved in hemophilia A, the most prevalent and serious type of
Revealing the structure of the
protein, called factor VIII, gives
scientists a first-hand glimpse at the subtle molecular changes -- often
just a single errant atom -- that cause the disorder.
The discovery was published in the Thursday, Nov. 25, issue of Nature.
For an animated image of the protein, visit senior author Dr. Barry
L. Stoddard's Lab Web page.