Comparatively Speaking is a bi-annual newsletter, published in winter and summer for alumni of the Veterinary Science and the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Degree Programs. It keeps readers posted on changes in the program and provides updates on the latest faculty and student research and awards as well as recent alumni accomplishments.
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Selection of Comparatively Speaking Articles
Grieder, MS ’87, PhD ’89, to Oversee Research Infrastructure Programs at NIH
The National Institutes of Health has named Franziska B. Grieder, M.S. 1987, Ph.D. 1989, as director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). ORIP supports the development of and access to resources for biomedical research as well as the … Continue reading -
‘Ninja Parasites’ Elude Immune Response through Molecular Mimicry
In feudal-age Japan, cunning, unorthodox mercenaries known as ninjas were notorious for using disguise, deception, and stealth to infiltrate enemy fortifications. In the world of modern parasites, certain organisms—dubbed “ninja parasites” by Dr. Timothy Yoshino—use similar tactics, in a biological … Continue reading -
Duncan Releases Book on New Approaches to MS Treatments
A new volume co-edited by Ian Duncan, professor of neurology at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, describes cutting-edge research on potential treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating disease that afflicts as many as 350,000 people in the United … Continue reading -
SVM’s Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Earns High Academic Marks
Recent findings from the Academic Analytics 2010 Database (AAD 2010) show that the Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine is a top-ranked program. Both locally and on the national level, the program received top … Continue reading -
Using Low Oxygen to Help Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
Because of a series of breakthroughs sparked by the study of sleep apnea, Gordon Mitchell, professor and chair of Comparative Biosciences, is examining an unusual treatment for spinal cord injuries. The study looks at patients with partially damaged spinal cords, … Continue reading -