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August 14, 1998

International participants sought for 50th reunion at UW

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The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) is trying to find individuals who may have participated in the program, either as a students or as host families, during the organization’s 50 years of existence.

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August 12, 1998

UW Medical Center opens Iron Overload Clinic

Hemochromatosis — also called iron overload syndrome — is the most common genetic disease in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in 300 people. If caught at an early stage, patients with hemochromatosis can live a normal, healthy life. A new clinic to help identify and treat hemochromatosis has opened at University of Washington Medical Center.

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If you have a real hankering for the taste of salt, it may stem from your mother’s morning sickness

It turns out that people’s preference for salt may have been imprinted while they were still in their mother’s womb, according to University of Washington psychologists.

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Eastern Washington outranks Texas for above-normal July heat

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There’s no denying July was unbearably, deadly hot in Texas. But when it came to higher-than-normal mercury readings, Eastern Washington ranked well ahead of most of the Southwest.

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UW scientists discover a gene that causes deafness and dizziness in mice

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August 10, 1998

Transatlantic crossing attempt by Aerosonde miniature autonomous aircraft moving ahead with new itinerary

Aviation authorities from the United Kingdom have given final regulatory approval to The Insitu Group of Bingen, Wash., and the University of Washington to attempt the first transatlantic crossing by an autonomous aircraft.

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July 30, 1998

Mentoring curriculum shares lessons from award-winning UW program

As the gap widens between industry’s demand for a diverse, well-trained work force and the available labor supply, mentoring is becoming an increasingly important bridge to success for women pursuing science and engineering careers.

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July 24, 1998

Project Astro enters second year of stargazing for K-12 students

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University of Washington astronomers, with an assist from local amateur astronomical societies, are preparing to head into Puget Sound-area schools for the second year to bring hands-on science experience to K-12 students.

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July 23, 1998

Surgical Dynamics endows spine-research chair at UW School of Medicine

Surgical Dynamics today announced that it will establish the Surgical Dynamics Endowed Chair for Spine Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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July 18, 1998

First time ever retrieval of “black smokers” from ocean floor reveals one of Earth’s strangest and most enigmatic ecosystems

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Unusual sulfide structures shed light on origins of life on earth and possibility of life on other planetary bodies

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