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April 8, 1998

UW engineering students paddle concrete canoe to regional title

University of Washington’s concrete canoe team sank the competition Sunday (April 5) to win its first regional title in 16 years at the 1998 Pacific Northwest regional student conference of the American Society of Civil Eng ineers in Seattle.

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April 7, 1998

New test identifies people who can handle high-pressure jobs requiring rapid decision making, large amounts of information

University of Washington psychologists have determined that certain people seem to possess a common trait that enables them to survive, or even flourish, in pressure-cooker situations.

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March 31, 1998

UW hosting concrete canoe races, bridge-building contest as part of civil engineering ‘olympics’

The University of Washington is hosting a civil engineering olympics, of sorts, featuring concrete canoe races and a steel bridge-building cont est.

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March 30, 1998

UW anthropologist uses engineering, mathematics to show short-legged human ancestors were very efficient walkers

She wasn’t faster than a speeding bullet, but new research seems to indicate that Lucy and other early known human ancestors walked with greater ease and efficiency than previously believed, despite their short legs.

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Novel method of gene replacement reported by University of Washington researchers

Dr. David W. Russell, assistant professor of medicine, and Roli Hirata, research technician at the University of Washington, report the successful use of a modified virus to perform a novel method of gene replacement that may be an important step toward overcoming obstacles to efficient gene therapy.

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March 27, 1998

First Northwest Hispanic Nurses Conference to be held at the UW

The first Northwest Hispanic Nurses Conference will be held on Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Washington’s South Campus Center. The UW School of Nursing is a co-sponsor of the conference.

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March 25, 1998

Health Source: Medical News From the University of Washington

DEVELOPING VITAL NEW MEDICATIONS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS is the goal of a new therapeutics research center established at the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

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New study of BRCA1 shows no need for widespread screening of American women

American women who do not have a strong family history of breast cancer should not feel the need to be tested for BRCA1, the gene whose mutations are associated with a predisposition to breast cancer.

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March 24, 1998

Stone ‘jigsaw puzzles’ yield clues about mysterious Saharan nomads

A faint image of mysterious ancient Egyptian nomads living in the Sahara Desert has emerged from thousands of stone artifacts painstakingly collected and reassembled by a University of Washington archaeologist.

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March 20, 1998

Mouse gene reveals clues to human deafness

A team led by geneticist Dr. Karen Avraham of Tel Aviv University has discovered a defective gene that causes progressive hearing loss in a large Israeli family.

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