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Volume 5, Number 47Space holderNov. 30, 2001

FMRI brain activation graphic

Study indicates deaf people sense vibrations in auditory cortex

Unlike people with normal hearing, deaf people sense vibrations in the auditory cortex of the brain. (Full Story)

Above image: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI) brain activation maps averaged across 11 hearing (left side) and 10 deaf (right side) volunteers while feeling vibrations in the palm of the right hand. Yellow/red foci indicate areas of increased blood flow.

Local researchers join national consortium on genomics and toxic substances

The UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have received $7 million from the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study the relationship between genes and an individual's response to a number of environmental agents. (Full Story)

Disis to discuss cancer vaccines at Dec. 13 Science in Medicine Lecture

Mary L. "Nora" Disis, associate professor of oncology and director of the UW Tumor Vaccine Group, presents "Cancer Vaccines Targeting Solid Tumors," the December Science in Medicine Lecture for the UW School of Medicine. (Full Story)

Riggs leads Idaho’s bio-security efforts

Idaho’s Lt. Gov. Jack Riggs, a 1980 graduate of the UW School of Medicine, is heading his state’s bio-security efforts. (Full Story)

CME course to cover primary-care responses to bioterrorism

Primary-care providers are invited to take a CME course on "Physician Response to Bioterrorism" from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Center in Seattle. (Full Story)

UW establishes bioterrorism task force

In response to potential bioterrorism the UW Health Sciences Deans appointed a Task Force on Bioterrorism to coordinate UW research, training and assistance to Public Health Seattle and King County and the Washington State Health Department. (Full Story)

52nd Annual Alfred A. Strauss Lecture

When: Friday, Dec. 7, Noon

Where: Hogness Auditorium, UW Health Sciences Building

Topic: Smoking: Impact in the New Millennium

Speaker: William Krupski, professor and chief of vascular surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

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