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Volume 8, Number 25Space holderJune 25, 2004

Patients control computer cursor through electrodes on brain

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Participants in a study on brain function were able to control a video game cursor, using thought alone, through a grid of electrodes attached to the surface of their brain. (Full Story)

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Fihn to oversee federal Veterans Affairs research

Stephan Fihn, professor of medicine and health services and head of the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been named acting chief research and development officer of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, effective July 5. (Full Story)

Black women more at risk for aggressive breast cancer tumors

A study led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the UW found that breast cancer tumors in black women are more likely to be fast-growing and aggressive than tumors in white women. (Full Story)

Organizations honor faculty members Mary-Claire King, Lynn Schnapp

Two medical school faculty have received major awards for their work. (Full Story)

Stuart Shankland to head Division of Nephrology

Stuart Shankland, associate professor of medicine, has been named head of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine. (Full Story)