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Volume 4, Number 35Space holderSeptember 1, 2000

Foundation supports CSI

The Washington Research Foundation has made a $250,000 grant to the UW School of Medicine's Cell Systems Initiative (CSI).

CSI includes industry and academic participants who integrate genomic and functional information, bioinformatics and novel experimental techniques to expand knowledge about human disease.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa genome sequenced

Scientists have completed mapping the genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the largest bacterium sequenced so far. The common pathogen is responsible for opportunistic infections in patients with cystic fibrosis, cancer, burns and other conditions. (Full story)

R/UOP wraps up another season

This summer the Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program matched 88 medical students with preceptors in small towns and inner cities in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The region's Area Health Education Centers coordinated the placements. (Full story)

Martin honored for lifetime of Alzheimer's Disease research

George M. Martin, professor of pathology, is among the first group of scientists to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Research on Alzheimer's Disease. The award was presented in July at the World Alzheimer's Congress 2000 in Washington, D.C. (Full story)

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