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Volume 5, Number 3Space holderJan. 19, 2001

Grant awarded for blindness prevention studies

The Department of Ophthalmology has received a $110,000 grant from the Research to Prevent Blindness organization for studies on the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

The grant will specifically fund research on macular degeneration, retinal degeneration, corneal healing problems, glaucoma and tumors of the eye. Steven Wilson, professor and chair of ophthalmology, will direct the grant.

To date, the New York-based Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded grants totaling $2,322,638 to the UW.

Muscular dystrophy gene therapy researcher recruited

Jeffrey Chamberlain, a leader in efforts to find gene therapies for muscular dystrophy, has been recruited to the UW medical faculty. (Full Story)

Functional imaging will be used in panic disorder studies

UW scientists are using newly developed functional neuroimaging techniques to study anatomical and chemical abnormalities associated with panic disorder and to learn how different therapies affect these abnormalities. (Full Story)

Researchers describe novel interleukin protein

Researchers at ZymoGenetics, Inc., working in collaboration with UW scientists, have described a new member of the interleukin family of proteins, designated Interleukin 20 (IL-20), and its two receptor subunits. (Full Story)

Two medical students honored at Martin Luther King celebration

Fourth-year medical student Johnnie Orozco and second-year medical student Ray Robinson are among the UW health sciences students who received Community Service Awards Jan. 11 from the UW Health Sciences Administration and the UW Medical Center. (Full Story)

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