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December 31, 1996

Infrared technology makes it possible to “see” breaking waves in open ocean as never before

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A new remote infrared imaging technique has given scientists a promising way to better understand breaking waves, according to a report in this week’s issue of Nature

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Interpreting mammograms: Radiologists less accurate in detecting breast cancer when they know patient’s medical history

Knowing a patient’s medical history has a small but significant impact on radiologists’ interpretations of mammograms and recommendations for followup,a new study shows.

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Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16

A tribute in honor of slain civil rights leader Dr.

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December 23, 1996

Engineers celebrate a topping out with a shake, rattle and roll

It was shakes and congratulations all round this week when the University of Washington Structures Laboratory celebrated the topping out of a four-year building project.

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December 20, 1996

UW Medical Center selected to participate in national trial of new surgery for emphysema

In a new collaborative effort, the Health Care Financing Administration (administrator of Medicare) and the National Institutes of Health (through its National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) will fund a clinical trial designed to determine the risks an d benefits of the operation, called lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).

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December 18, 1996

Promising research on gel to prevent most common STD

A University of Washington study may point the way to development of a contraceptive gel to prevent transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common cause of sexually transmitted disease.

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December 17, 1996

Health Source: Medical News from the University of Washington

Medical News from the University of Washington

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Health Source: Medical News from the University of Washington

Medical News from the University of Washington

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Wasps aren’t automatons; they have individuality, says UW researcher

Certain wasps may be far from the simplistic automatons — blindly doing the same tasks day after day throughout their lives — that most people picture when they think of insects.

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December 15, 1996

Methane deep in ocean crust could feed chemical-hungry microorganisms

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Evidence is surfacing that searing temperatures and crushing pressures are creating a storehouse of nutrients needed by microorganisms living at the seafloor and, possibly, deep within the earth’s crust.

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