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Volume 8, Number 43Space holderOctober 29, 2004


UW Physicians implant first Cs-131 seeds to treat prostate cancer

Photo of Seeds

Physicians at UW Medical Center are using a new type of radioactive seed for treating prostate cancer. (Full Story)

Photo by Blayne Vixie


Shotgun sequencing gives incomplete view of human genome

A comparison of the two most favored techniques for sequencing the human genome has shown that whole-genome shotgun sequencing, the most widely used, gives an oversimplified view of the genome. (Full Story)

Minority applications and enrollment rose at UW Medical School and nationwide

The number of applicants to the UW School of Medicine and medical schools across the United States rose again in 2004. (Full Story)

Genetic factors for smallpox vaccine reaction investigated

A UW study of population genetics in vaccine immunity will be supported by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health. (Full Story)

Web-based clinical practice training launched

The School of Medicine's Office of Clinical Research and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center (CHRMC) have launched a Web-based Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training program. (Full Story)