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Targeting immune response rather than flu virus offers potential for new drugs

The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself.


Related Topix: Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Morning people' more likely to sin at night, and vice-versa

Are you an early riser? Well, you might not want to let that information out, since we know you'll be up to no good later.


The Olympian

3 vying for Thurston PUD District 2 seat

About 18 months ago, Russ Olsen of Lacey, was appointed to fill the District 2 seat on the Thurston PUD commission that was suddenly left vacant by former longtime commissioner Alan Corwin.


Related Topix: Lacey, WA, University of Washington Tacoma, Thurston County, WA, Yelm, WA, Saint Martin's University

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon

This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon's native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Vashon, WA, Puyallup, WA, King County, WA

The News Tribune

Tacoma School District might buy downtown building and garage for School of the Arts

The Tacoma School Board will vote Friday on buying a three-story building and parking garage for $7.6 million to expand facilities for the popular Tacoma School of the Arts.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Education Etc., University of Washington Tacoma

PE Hub

Cantor Fitzgerald hires COO for investment banking group

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, today announced the expansion of the Investment Banking Group with the appointment of Randall Miles as Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer.


Glimmers of healthcare politics at meeting of Western Washington docs

Obamacare critic Kshama Sawant spoke at the annual meeting of Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program The Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, which advocates for a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program, held its annual public meeting last Saturday evening at ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott, Medicine, Nursing, Nancy Pelosi, US Senate, Edward Kennedy

My Edmonds

City Council gets first look at Westgate plan, OKs new Economic...

City Council gets first look at Westgate plan, OKs new Economic Development Director, extends deadline for salary report - My Edmonds News T he Edmonds City Council got its first look Tuesday night at a proposed development plan for the Westgate neighborhood, which reflects two years of work by the Edmonds Planning Board and three public hearings, ... (more)


Related Topix: Edmonds, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Crofs Blogs

CIDRAP: Major analysis sees long-term progress on malaria, TB, HIV

A long-term analysis published in The Lancet shows that the world has made overall progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis , and malaria since governments embraced a related development goal in 2000, although malaria deaths may be higher than recent estimates.


Related Topix: Malaria, Medicine, Health


Accused SPU gunman's journal: 'I'll see you in Hell'

A newly-released journal sheds new light onto the violent fantasies of accused Seattle Pacific University gunman Aaron Ybarra.


Related Topix: Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University, King County, WA, Washington State University, Seattle University

23-year-old planning studies at UW trapped in Gaza

Twenty-three-year-old Laila Abudahi plans to study electrical engineering at University of Washington if the violence in Gaza ever ends.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

The News Tribune

Northern portion of Prairie Line trail takes shape

Planners designing the northernmost section of the Prairie Line Trail through downtown Tacoma have run into some unexpected problems but city officials say they still expect the section to be complete by next summer.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Wilkeson, WA, University of Washington Tacoma

Deseret News

11 cartoon characters who buck stereotypes

If you're a parent, you're probably watching cartoons with your kid. And if you're a kid, you're probably seeing what antics Spongebob is getting into this week - though that may not exactly be healthy for you, research has found .


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Animated TV, Entertainment

Searchers: Last body found after deadly landslide

Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said was likely triggered by heavy rainfall.


Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters

Nerve News

Study reports worldwide drop in HIV cases

Sydney, July 22 The number of people with HIV has dropped by 18.7 percent since 2012, according to a report made public at the 20th International AIDS Conference being held in Melbourne.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Malaria, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mail & Guardian

HIV infections in children under five down by over three quarters

A study has found that child-focused interventions have significantly reduced HIV-infection rates in children under the age of five.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Asia News Network

HIV/Aids mortality rate rising by 11% annually in Pakistan

Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, says a first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries released on Monday.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

San Juan Islander

Weather expert and radio personality Cliff Mass at Mullis Center July 22

Cliff Mass, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington will speak at the Mullis Center at 6:30 pm.


Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA, Global Warming

Infection Control Today

Potential New Flu Drugs Target Immune Response, Not Virus

The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself.


Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram.


Related Topix: Symphony, Jazz, Kenny G, Irvine, CA