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January 9, 1999

Extrasolar planets favor stars with overabundance of heavy elements

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AUSTIN, Texas – A three-year spectroscopic survey shows a group of stars near our solar system have a much greater allotment of heavy elements than other nearby stars that are like our sun, a University of Washington astronomer reported today at the national meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

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January 7, 1999

Great Falls, Mont., and Pocatello, Idaho, to be honored for 25 years as UW School of Medicine training sites in children’s health care

The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine pediatric training units in Great Falls, Mont.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Stardust prelaunch science briefing scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13

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Managers and scientists leading the team preparing the Stardust spacecraft to gather samples of icy comet dust and return them to Earth will conduct a media briefing on the mission and its science goals on Wednesday, Jan.

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January 5, 1999

Libby, Mont.; Sandpoint, Idaho; and Thermopolis, Wyo., each welcome a UW medical student for six months training in rural practice

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Three University of Washington (UW) third-year medical students have started their six-month WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE) in rural towns.

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Yongmin Kim selected to lead UW bioengineering department

Yongmin Kim has been named professor and chair of the University of Washington’s nationally ranked bioengineering department.

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Nature Medicine paper highlights potential for treating HIV: UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers publish data on adoptive immunotherapy for HIV:

SEATTLE — Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), the University of Washington (UW), and Targeted Genetics Corp.

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December 23, 1998

Don’t trip over your New Year’s resolutions

If you are like many Americans, somewhere in the next week you’ll draw up a list of New Year’s resolutions. You’ll pledge to start on a diet, vow to exercise three times a week, promise to stop smoking or maybe try to cut back on your alcohol consumption. Then you’ll spend hours wondering how you can keep your resolutions and why you made them in the first place. But those resolutions aren’t necessarily doomed to fail.

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December 22, 1998

Rathmann Family Foundation commits to funding Endowed Chair in Patient-Centered Clinical Education

Recognizing the vital importance of training physicians who are dedicated to patient-centered care, the Rathmann Family Foundation will contribute $1.5 million to fund an endowed chair in patient-centered clinical education at the University of Washington.

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December 17, 1998

UW astronomers have a hand in ‘Science’ Breakthrough of the Year

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Two University of Washington astronomy professors and two UW graduate students were among dozens of scientists on two teams who this year showed that the expansion of the universe is actually accelerating, a discovery lauded by the journal “Science” in its Dec. 18 edition as the most important science advance of the year.

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December 8, 1998

First complete fossil of fierce prehistoric predator found in South Africa

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Paleontologists from the South African Museum and the University of Washington have discovered what appears to be the first complete fossil of a gorgonopsid, a ferocious predator with both reptilian and mammalian characteristics that became extinct 250 million years ago.

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