Her most important slide showed decreases in the level of mutant huntingtin in trial participants’ CSF — indicative of reduced levels of the toxic protein in their brains — that were proportional to the amounts of drug the volunteers had received. At the two highest doses, production of the protein had, on average, decreased by about 40%.
“People started crying,” says Jeff Carroll, a neuroscientist who investigates Huntington’s disease at Western Washington University in Bellingham. “Everybody who works in Huntington’s disease long enough meets families and gets to know them, so it becomes very personal.”
Carroll’s connection to his work runs particularly deep. He began his career in neuroscience after his mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. Then, in 2003, he discovered that he, too, had the mutation for the condition. Looking at Tabrizi’s slide, Carroll thought, “This is a graph that is changing my life.”
Besides, keeping Mt Everest clean would also be a great honour to the legendary mountaineers – Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary – who made the first ascent of the world’s highest peak 65 years ago on May 29, Pemba Sherpa of Namche Bazaar said.
John All, research professor at Western Washington University in the US, said that high mountain environments were fragile places and trash has a disproportionate impact. Leaving trash in high camps is possibly the most disrespectful thing a climber can do, he noted.
“The very small spaces that climbers use quickly turn into a sewer if we are not all considerate towards our fellow climbers and towards the mountain,” the scientist, who is also Executive Director at American Climber Science Programme, added that trash in the high camps can move down the glacier over time and also affect downstream water quality.
A female student at Western Washington University has reported to university police that she was raped Saturday afternoon.
Authorities say the assault occurred about 5 p.m. in her home at the Birnam Wood Apartments on campus. The man who attacked her is not a student but was an acquaintance of the woman and was visiting her.
Police have identified the man and are looking for him.
Western Washington University biology professor Robin Kodner, who is leading “The Living Snow Project,” shared updates about the research Wednesday as part of the university’s annual “Science and the UniverCity” lecture series that is free and open to the public.
“This is a pretty common phenomenon,” Kodner said after a few in the audience raised their hands to indicate having seen watermelon snow.
He began freelancing for the Peninsula Daily News, covering high-school football and college women’s basketball. He’d eventually transfer to Western, where he went from reporter, to sports editor, to managing editor — and next semester, will become editor-in-chief of The Western Front.
In the May issue of HONOLULU, which starts landing in subscriber mailboxes in the next few days and goes on the newsstand May 1, we unveil our first-ever list of 50 Essential Hawai‘i Books. Readers naturally will be curious to see the selections. What we can say here is, as might be expected, the list that emerged is weighted toward books that have been around for a while, or by authors who are well-known.
Of course, no list of 50 books about Hawai‘i can be called complete, but what was most obviously missing were titles by more recent generations—a natural outcome of the time it takes for even good books to rise. Here, we attempt to remedy that gap by inviting two Gen X writers, Christy Passion and Kristiana Kahakauwila, whose acclaimed books barely missed the 50, to give a shout-out to books that are particularly resonant from their perspectives.
Western Washington University men’s basketball player Siaan Rojas will play for the Colombian National Team in the upcoming South American Games that will be held May 26-June 8 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.“This will be a great opportunity for Siaan and I am very proud that he will be representing Western Washington University and our men’s basketball program at an international event of this magnitude,” said WWU head coach Tony Dominguez, who recently completed his 6th season leading the Vikings and 23rd overall at WWU.
Western Washington University continues to stress pedestrian safety.
Western’s Central Health and Safety Committee and actors from the Theatre Department will stage two simulated transportation accidents on campus Wednesday between 11:45 A.M. and 12:15 P.M.
A 19-year-old Western Washington University student from Seattle died early Saturday morning after apparently falling into a deep crevasse while on a night hike with friends east of Glacier.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Five former student-athletes, all of whom helped their respective sports to national tournament success, made up the Class of 2018 inductees into the Western Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 19, at Carver Gymnasium.
The quintet upped the hall’s membership to 145 over the 116-year history of athletics at Western.