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Brain attack flyer available at Western Washington drug stores

Brain attack flyer available at Western Washington drug stores

Posted: May 20, 1997

More than 500,000 Americans each year may suddenly experience numbness or muscular weakness, lose the ability to speak, and have difficulty seeing. These frightening symptoms are common to stroke, the number-one cause of adult disability in the United States and at least 150,000 deaths each year. Read more »


Beset by human competition, penguins have to take marathon food trips to avoid starvation, a UW researcher discover

Beset by human competition, penguins have to take marathon food trips to avoid starvation, a UW researcher discover

Posted: May 14, 1997

Starvation is a major cause of death for newly hatched penguins, the result of dwindling marine food reserves. To feed their families, adult birds are forced to forage great distances from their breeding colonies, says Dee Boersma, professor of zoology at the University of Washington and one of the world's leading authorities on temperate-zone penguins. Read more »


Social equity of public transit is topic of 1997 UW Evans lecture

Social equity of public transit is topic of 1997 UW Evans lecture

Posted: May 14, 1997

Who should be served by public transit and who should pay for it? These were among the questions that confronted Puget Sound voters in November's Regional Transportation Authority ballot issue and that will be addressed in the 1997 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture May 29 at the University of Washington. Read more »