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Volume 8, Number 38Space holderSeptember 24, 2004

Researchers improve method of vascular gene therapy

image of arteries

A rabbit artery treated by a previous gene therapy method (top) exhibits a strong inflammatory response, while an artery treated with a new adenoviral vector (bottom) created by UW researchers is much less inflamed. The new gene therapy also results in longer expression in vascular cells. (Full Story)

Image courtesy of David Dichek

Rupin Thakkar of pediatrics appointed to AAMC Resident Representative Board

Rupin Thakkar, a medical resident in the Department of Pediatrics and at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, has been named to the Organization of Resident Representatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). (Full Story)

Injuries from mismatch collisions suggest need for vehicle redesign

Injury patterns from mismatched collisions between passenger vehicles and light trucks suggest that both types of vehicles need to be redesigned, according to a study by UW researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. (Full Story)

Conference to focus on multi-site clinical trials

The Western Washington Medical Rehabilitation Research Network, or RehabNet-West, in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is sponsoring a conference in October on dealing with the challenges of multi-site clinical trials. (Full Story)

Biotechnology group holding networking breakfast, panel discussion on Sept. 30

Seattle-area bioscience research on body weight reduction will be the topic of a panel discussion sponsored by the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA). (Full Story)