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Volume 7, Number 7Space holderFebruary 21, 2003

Researchers describe novel streptococcus gene

Scanning electron micrograph of the chains of GBS bacterium.
Researchers have identified a novel gene-encoding protein that protects Group B streptococcus (GBS) from clearance by the host immune system. (Full Story)

Shown above: Scanning electron micrograph of the chains of GBS bacterium.

Image courtesy of Craig Rubens


Forums scheduled for public input on next UW president

The Search Advisory Committee for the next UW president has selected a search consultant and will hold forums with faculty, staff and students during the candidate identification period. (Full Story)

Family physician combines interests in rural health and the environment

Roger Rosenblatt, professor of family medicine and faculty advisor for the Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program, is integrating his interests in community medicine and environmental studies. (Full Story)

Computational biologist looks at retroid agents for clues to evolution

Marcella McClure, associate professor of microbiology and computational biology at Montana State University, will present "Hunting for the Reverse Transcriptase Gene: The Bioinformatics of Retroid Agents, Disease, Function and Evolution" at the WWAMI Science in Medicine lecture, at noon, Thursday, March 6, in D-209 Turner Auditorium, UW Health Sciences Center. (Full Story)


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