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Volume 6, Number 25Space holderJune 28, 2002

Shear force enhances bacterial adhesion to target cells

Bacterial adhesion graphic

Bacterial attachment to target cells switches from loose to firm during a 10-fold increase in applied shear stress, according to a UW research study published in the June 28 issue of Cell. (Full Story)

Shown at left: Force stretches the bacterial protein FimH. The active site is green, and the force stretches the segment that connects to the rest of the protein, in pink.

Hood to receive Kyoto Prize in Japan

The Inamori Foundation has announced that Leroy Hood, affiliate professor of bioengineering, immunology and computer science, will receive the 2002 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology. (Full Story)

Harlan named Finch Professor of Hematology

John M. Harlan, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Hematology, has become the Clement A. Finch, M.D., Endowed Professor of Hematology. (Full Story)

Pehr Edman Award in protein studies announced

Ken Walsh, professor emeritus of biochemistry, will be a recipient of the 2002 Pehr Edman Award. (Full Story)

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