November 10, 1997
New endowed professorship will enhance community-focused teaching and research in family medicine.
A newly established endowed professorship — the first for the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine — will further enhance the already strong links between the academic department and practicing physicians throughout the region.
University of Washington geneticist clones gene for an inherited form of deafness
A postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of University of Washington geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King has succeeded in cloning a gene which, when mutated, causes an inherited form of deafness.
November 6, 1997
UW professor to coordinate National Science Foundation’s external year 2000 efforts
The National Science Foundation has appointed University of Washington Professor Mark Haselkorn to coordinate its external efforts to address the year 2000 computer problem.
November 5, 1997
The world’s most detailed weather system gives forecasters a “dramatic” view of local conditions
First it was the Chinese, then the Egyptians who more than 3,000 years ago began studying and predicting the weather. Then in the 16th and 17th centuries meteorology became a science with the invention of instruments to measure the elements. Now a supercomputer is ushering in a new era of high-precision local weather forecasting.
October 31, 1997
Drug-free depression treatment study looking for Seattle volunteers
Seattle adults seeking a drug-free treatment as an alternative for dealing with depression are needed for a University of Washington study testing two new psychological treatments to deal with the disorder.
October 29, 1997
Tree-ring study enables researchers to link massive American earthquake to Japanese tsunami in January 1700
Stumps of long-dead western red cedar trees are revealing new details of a cataclysmic earthquake along North America’s west coast more than 100 years before the arrival of the first European occupants.
October 28, 1997
Health Source: Medical News from the University of Washington
Medical News from the University of Washington
Parts of male sparrow brains grow when birds paired with females
A new study indicating that portions of bird brains enlarge in response to social, as well as other environmental, factors adds to the mounting evidence showing that the brains of higher animals change over time.
Overfeeding normal infant rats affects three generations: Overfeeding normal infant rats affects three generations:
Some women who become glucose intolerant late in pregnancy may develop gestational diabetes and give birth to larger than normal babies with a tendency to become obese. Now a new study of genetically normal rats indicates that the effect of overfeeding extends for at least three generations and may explain health trends beginning to be seen in human populations in the American Southwest, Japan, Australia and some Pacific islands.
October 27, 1997
Hutchinson Center, University of Washington, and Children’s Hospital forming new alliance in the fight against cancer
Seattle-based world leaders in the fight against cancer today announced that they are forming a new, combined clinical cancer program. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington (UW), and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center are creating the new program, called the “Cancer Care Alliance,” to speed the development of new knowledge of, and treatment for, various cancers.« Previous Page Next Page »