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June 4, 1998

Too much exercise may put some young women at risk for bulimia

New research indicates that young women who are compelled to exercise at excessive levels are at risk for developing eating disorders and general psychological unhappiness.

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June 3, 1998

Physics experiment produces highest-energy electrons and positrons ever created in man-made accelerator

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Physicists at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva have created the highest-energy electrons and positrons, the anti-matter counterparts of electrons, ever produced in a man-made particle accelerator.

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Unique UW animation arts class producing a series of hit graduates

The UW’s animation arts class has been transformed into a full-blown production studio in which art, music and computer science students blend their diverse talents to produce a movie — from storyboards to soundtracks.

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May 28, 1998

Effective obesity treatment likely to require targeting of multiple weight control systems

Investigators reviewing three decades of research into body weight regulation conclude that it may not be possible to find a single effective treatment for obesity. Instead, drug therapy may have to target the multiple systems that control weight.

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May 26, 1998

Increasing frequency of El Nino takes toll on Northern Hemisphere’s only penguins

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El Nino means milder winters for some in the United States and flooding and mudslides for others. For the penguins living in the Galapagos Islands off South America, it means possible starvation.

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Move over Weather Channel: Traffic TV covers local commuting conditions

Beginning June 1, a new University of Washington cable television channel will broadcast real-time, rush-hour traffic updates so viewers can get a forecast of their morning commute along with the weather.

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May 20, 1998

Carl J. Herzog Foundation gives $1.5 million to medical school for Endowed Student Support Fund and for Odland Endowed Chair

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The Carl J. Herzog Foundation has given the University of Washington School of Medicine $1.5 million dollars, of which half will establish an Endowed Student Support Fund.

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May 18, 1998

First holder of the Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine named

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Dr. John B. Coombs, associate vice president for medical affairs and associate dean for regional affairs and rural health at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has been named the first holder of the Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine.

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Dr. Richard Blandau, an international figure in research on reproductive biology, died May 11 at age 86.

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Dr. Richard J. Blandau, an early leader of the University of Washington School of Medicine and an international figure in research on reproductive biology, died Monday afternoon, May 11, at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

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Researchers unable to document existence of transient HIV infection in infants

Research published this week in the journal Science failed to verify even one case of transient infection among 42 cases where infants showed evidence of HIV-1 infection contracted from their mothers, but somehow became free of the virus that causes AIDS.

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