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Volume 7, Number 47Space holderDecember 12, 2003
Researchers finish first draft of chimp genome sequence
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Scientists have completed a draft of the chimpanzee genome sequence, and are now working on comparing it to the human genome in an effort to learn more about human evolution and biology. (Full Story)

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Mother’s abuse by partner leads to behavioral problems in children

Children exposed to their mother’s abuse by an intimate partner are more likely to exhibit behavioral problems, such as delinquency or aggression, investigators at the UW, including some based at Harborview Medical Center, found. (Full Story)

California businessman gives $10 million to FHCRC

The chief executive officer of a California computer company has given $10 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for research into early diagnosis and prevention of cancer. (Full Story)

Echinacea doesn’t help children with colds, study finds

The popular herbal remedy Echinacea provides no benefits to children suffering from colds, according to a UW-led study published in the Dec. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Full Story)

Genetic variation could protect bone marrow recipients

A common genetic variation has been linked to reduced risk of complications from a bone marrow transplant, according to a study published in the Dec. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (Full Story)

Surgeons collect peanut butter for charity

The Division of General Surgery in the Department of Surgery is collecting peanut butter for their second annual charity food drive. Rosemary Mitchell, research coordinator in the Division of General Surgery, is organizing the effort, dubbed Operation: Peanut Butter. (Full Story)

Improved breast cancer survival in hormone users likely due to more frequent screenings

Women who have received hormone-replacement therapy have a better breast cancer survival rate than others, but the advantage is probably due to more frequent mammograms, according to a study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine. (Full Story)

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