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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs.
Volume XLI, Number 3. Outlook (ISSN 1042-2897) is published quarterly by Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8508, 4444 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.




FALL 2004

Strands of Life
An innovative method of culling specific genes for study helps researchers to determine which genes carry out important functions or contribute to human diseases.

Immunity Bites
Understanding why the human immune system sometimes attacks its own host may lead to new therapies or even the prevention of automimmune diseases.

Young Hip Joints
Young adults with hip dysplasia — who often go undiagnosed — can benefit from a surgical procedure that radically changes the structure of the hip joint.

Seeking Closure
Minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins and other leg vein problems is not for looks alone — the procedure can cure these often painful and debilitating conditions.

Picture Page
Strep bacteria spreads infection via wasplike “stinger.”