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.
October 20, 1997
School of Nursing’s Nancy Woods receives Vivian O. Lee Women’s Health Award from U.S. Public Health Service
Dr. Nancy Woods, associate dean for nursing research and director of the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Center for Women’s Health Research, is the first recipient of the Vivian O. Lee Women’s Health Award.
October 17, 1997
Biracial siblings sought for study that explores differing racial identities
Maria Root, a psychologist and associate professor of American Ethnic Studies, is looking for 60 pairs of adult siblings in Washington state and the Portland, Ore., area to participate in a study that will explore how people of mixed ancestry develop their racial identity and how they viewed themselves when they were growing up.
October 14, 1997
1997 Autumn Quarter enrollments at University of Washington
The University of Washington’s main campus 1997 Autumn Quarter enrollment is 35,367, including 853 students in the Evening Degree Program instituted in autumn 1990.
October 13, 1997
UW cystic fibrosis researcher receives 928-ton accolade – an oil barge christened in her name
It may well be the “biggest” honor ever bestowed upon a UW researcher: A Seattle-based shipping company will christen its newest vessel, a 25,000-barrel oil barge, the “Bonnie R.” in honor of Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.
Move over El Niño, a major new climate cycle has been discovered, and it lasts for decades
It looks like El Niño, it feels like El Niño, and if you are watching fish stocks, reservoir levels or farm production, you would say it is El Niño.« Previous Page Next Page »