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Volume 9, Number 9Space holderMarch 4, 2005

Retrovirus struck ancestral primates millions of years ago

The ancestors of chimpanzees and gorillas were infected with a deadly retrovirus about three to four million years ago, but there is no evidence it infected ancestors of modern-day humans, according to research by genome scientists. (Full Story) Image of chimpanzee


UW community invited to open house for 815 Mercer Building in Sound Lake Union Campus

The UW community is invited to see the new laboratories, offices and auditorium in the renovated building at 815 Mercer St. in the South Lake Union area of Seattle at an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9. (Full Story)

David Baker and colleagues selected for AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

David Baker, professor of biochemistry, and five of his colleagues at the UW and elsewhere have won the 2003-4 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for an outstanding article in the journal Science. (Full Story)

Pilot grants available for research on Alzheimer's, biology of aging

Pilot grants are available for researchers studying the basic biology of aging or performing basic and clinical research in Alzheimer's disease. (Full Story)