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July 14, 1999

All in the family: husband-and-wife surgeons perform kidney transplant from wife to husband

A team of transplant surgeons at University of Washington Medical Center has performed what they believe is a first in the annals of transplant surgery: Husband and wife themselves, they retrieved a donor kidney from a wife and transplanted it into her ailing husband.

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July 9, 1999

UW professor’s latest Web tool helps area bus riders travel smarter

The only thing worse than waiting for a tardy bus is arriving at the bus stop a minute late and having no clue whether your ride has come and gone, says University of Washington Electrical Engineering Professor Daniel Dailey, whose latest creation can help commuters keep closer tabs on their transportation.

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UW Medical Center achieves top-20 rankings nationally in seven specialties

University of Washington Medical Center is ranked among the top hospitals in the country in a number of specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 1999 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” available on newsstands July 12.

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July 8, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY: UW’s “corpse flower” begins its collapse

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The Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, that started blooming in the University of Washington botany greenhouse yesterday began to collapse this afternoon, signaling the end of the bloom’s short life.

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Art from the heart: Anchorage artist Gerry Conaway shows his art at UW Medical Center, where he received a new heart

A very special series of paintings and other artworks by Anchorage artist Gerry Conaway is on display at University of Washington Medical Center.

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July 7, 1999

Stench of “corpse flower” fills UW botany greenhouse as blooming begins

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The stench of dead and bloated flesh drifted through the University of Washington botany greenhouse this afternoon as an unusual plant called an Amorphophallus titanum began to bloom.

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July 5, 1999

Scientists grow blood-producing stem cells outside the body

A team of University of Washington scientists working at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI) has found a way to grow blood-producing stem cells in the laboratory – opening the door to helping cancer patients overcome major side effects of treatment and creating greater possibilities for genetic cures of illness.

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June 30, 1999

Conference delves into the World Wide Web’s power to communicate

The UW is hosting an international group of technical communication scholars to explore how people interact with the Web and to design guidelines for evaluating the communication effectiveness of Web sites.

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Research universities to create distance learning web site

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Fourteen major North American universities will have a Web site to showcase some of the best distance learning by some of the best institutions. The Web site, R1.edu, will be operational in September and will be hosted by the University of Washington.

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June 29, 1999

Rare ‘corpse flower’ ready to bloom in UW botany greenhouse

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It stands nearly 5 feet tall and is still growing, and soon it will smell like rotting flesh, but it’s still Douglas Ewing’s baby.

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