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January 15, 1998

Images of the brain in action may hold clues to recovery from stroke

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Images of the living brain, made while stroke victims and normal subjects tap their fingers, are revealing how some stroke patients regain lost strength.

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January 12, 1998

UW conference helps women engineering students build bridges to top firms

Female students looking for mentors or role models in science and engineering often find themselves swimming upstream. The eighth annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference at the University of Washington aims to buoy the efforts of these students by providing workshops and networking opportunities with women scientists, engineers and managers from more than 30 top companies.

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January 7, 1998

Five rural towns slated as training sites for new, six-month program for University of Washington medical students

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Four University of Washington third-year medical students are currently participating in a new program to provide these future physicians with extensive training in rural medicine. Another training site will open in 1999.

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January 5, 1998

Magnetic stimulation offers new hope for people with depression

Magnetic stimulation–a method of stimulating a part of the brain involved with mood regulation–offers new hope for people whose depression has failed to be helped by medications.

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January 2, 1998

University of Washington marks 50th anniversary of anti-Communist investigations with

In 1948, the University of Washington fired three tenured professors for alleged Communist sympathies. It was a controversial action in a time full of such actions. McCarthy, the blacklist, loyalty oaths-most Americans have heard of post-war anti-Commun ist fervor, though it is hard for those who didn’t live through it to understand what happened and why. To address some of those questions, the University will mark the 50th anniversary of the firings this winter with a series of events called the “All Powers Project.”

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December 23, 1997

How to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions, researchers find commitment is the secret of success

In the next week or so, about 100 million Americans will venture down a well-traveled path paved with bold and sometimes hastily conceived New Year’s resolutions. All are not necessarily broken promises. According to a new University of Washington survey, 63 percent of the people questioned were still keeping their number one 1997 New Year’s resolution after two months.

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December 22, 1997

In 17 days at sea, four UW undergraduates help investigate ocean’s ability to absorb greenhouse gas

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Two days after their most recent research piece appeared in the journal Nature, University of Washington oceanography professors Steve Emerson and Paul Quay set sail on the UW’s Thomas G. Thompson to seek more answers about subtropical oceans and how they absorb carbon dioxide, one of the so-called greenhouse gases.

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December 15, 1997

UW astronomer to show spectacular pictures of distant stars in the final stages of death

What do the “Siamese squid,” the “double Hubble,” the “blinking planetary” and the “Saturn nebula” have in common? All are distant, dying stars, whose images have been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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December 10, 1997

Asian industrial smog: it’s increasingly blowing in the wind across the U.S. West Coast

A new study indicates that about 10 percent of the ozone and other pollutants are arriving from the industrialized nations of East Asia.

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December 9, 1997

Researchers puzzle over the source of mysterious, high-energy X-rays recorded above the Earth

What was found by three graduate students — Kirsten Lorentzen of the University of Washington and Robin Millan and Jason Foat of the University of California at Berkeley — has scientists scrambling for an explanation: an intense stream of X-rays, occurring in seven bursts, each separated by only a few minutes and lasting for a total of half an hour. The evidence was clear that the high energy bursts came not from outer space, but from the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

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