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Ultrasound imaging advance improves prostate cancer treatment

For the estimated 140,000 U.S. men diagnosed annually with localized prostate cancer, radioactive seed implantation is fast becoming a preferred alternative to standard treatments involving removal of the prostate gland or external-beam radiation therapy.

UW professor helping create digital replicas of Michelangelo’s sculptures

An exhausted, yet exhilarated, Brian Curless recently returned from Florence, Italy, where he spent two months working as many as 20 hours a day on the first phase of an ambitious effort to create virtual replicas of Michelangelo’s sculptures.

$32 million GEAR UP project boosts education for Yakima Valley poor

The U.S. Department of Education has approved a $32 million initiative to reverse the cycle of poverty and low educational attainment that plagues the lower Yakima Valley in central Washington.

Research on arctic expeditions suggests private sector may bebetter suited than government for exploring space

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Expanded University of Washington faculty field tour to introduce new professors to people, places and problems around the state

The University of Washington’s successful 1998 faculty field tour has been expanded to cover more of the state this year. President Richard L. McCormick will lead 30 new professors and librarians from the UW’s Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses on an 1,100-mile, five-day bus trip to learn about the people, places, passions and problems of their home state.

Student entrepreneurs woo investors in UW business plan competition

Hoping to add their names to Seattle’s growing ranks of successful entrepreneurs, contestants in the University of Washington Business School’s student business plan competition will vie for $25,000 in seed capital to launch companies that may become the next REI, Visio or Wizards of the Coast.

UW bringing together students from around the world for first Global Business Challenge competition

As University of Washington Business School students prepare to enter the global marketplace, they are bringing peers from around the globe to Seattle for a week of events culminating in the West Coast’s first international business case competition.

New coating process may prevent body from rejecting medical implants

Reporting in the April 15 issue of Nature, Ratner and Galen Shi, a graduate student in the UW Department of Bioengineering, describe a technique they developed for coating a biomaterial surface with tiny keyhole-like indentions that bind specific proteins to potentially unlock the body’s natural healing process.

UW Business School bringing Eastman Kodak CEO, Harvard professor to Seattle to discuss inner-city economic development

Porter and Eastman Kodak Chairman George Fisher will be in Seattle April 14 to address inner-city economic development issues as guests of the University of Washington Business School’s business and economic development program.

Singapore opposition leader to speak at UW on free speech

Dr. Chee will be giving a lecture titled “Free Speech and the Political Maturation of Singapore.”

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