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September 20, 1999

State-of-the-art $79 million research building dedicated at Harborview

The University of Washington Academic Medical Center Research and Training Building at Harborview Medical Center will be dedicated in a ceremony beginning at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in the building lobby.

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UW faculty among speakers at American Neurological Association meeting in Seattle Oct. 10-13

Several University of Washington faculty members will be among the speakers when Seattle hosts the 124th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association Oct. 10-13. The meeting will take place at the Seattle Westin.

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September 16, 1999

Study tests vitamins in recovery from trauma

Can vitamin supplements help critically ill patients recover from their injuries? A collaborative study by Harborview surgeons and dietitians is evaluating the efficacy of anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at Harborview.

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New study for ARDS treatment begins at Harborview

A multi-center study to help prevent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pneumonia among trauma patients began Sept. 1 to test the efficacy of a naturally occurring protein

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Drug offers new hope for victims of cardiac arrest

A clinical trial performed by University of Washington researchers, reported in the Sept. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that an intravenous anti-arrhythmia medication, amiodarone, can save the lives of many patients who do not respond to defibrillation.

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Breaking the worst possible news in the best possible manner

Hearing that a loved one has died after trauma could be the most emotionally devastating news one might ever hear. How this news is delivered has an immense impact on how people will later reflect on those initial moments of loss.

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‘Dry’ SHIPS to continue investigation of seismic hazards in Puget Sound region

Geophysicists from four institutions, including the University of Washington, are launching a second round of the Seismic Hazards Investigations in Puget Sound (SHIPS) project that started last year.

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‘Soapy’ droplets make brighter clouds

The organic properties of some particles, such as those from the burning of agricultural waste, have been found to increase the number of cloud droplets in polluted air, allowing more sunlight to be reflected into space than would occur normally.The phenomenon affects climate locally, and probably regionally, say researchers from the Consilio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Bologna, Italy, and the University of Washington in Seattle.

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September 13, 1999

Popular Saturday Seminars give football fans exercise for their brains

Saturdays on the University of Washington campus mean more than football. Fans of the Huskies’ gridiron exploits enroll by the thousands in Saturday seminars, popular lectures by distinguished faculty held before five home games.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Scientists set to unveil

* WHAT: News conference to discuss the “dry” phase of the Seismic Hazards Investigations in Puget Sound (SHIPS) project

* WHO: Scientists from the University of Washington, the U.

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