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A pocket-size research revolution

A breakthrough device is giving new hope to patients with kidney disease. Meet the team behind kidney-on-a-chip — and find out why it’s heading to outer space.

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Redefining Reality

At the UW’s CoMotion Labs, virtual content studio Electric Dream Factory is helping shape an inclusive future for the VR industry.

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A robot confidant

Meet EMAR, a social robot being developed by UW researchers that will help high schools assess student stress and well-being.

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Teri Pollastro was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2003. But with the help of specialized chemotherapy and clinical trials at UW Medicine, she has beaten the survival odds — and has no plans to stop.

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Social Science

Babies create ‘neural body map’

A study led by the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences uses infant brain imaging to gauge how the hand, foot and lips are represented in the brains of 2-month-olds — a much younger age than has been studied previously.

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UW and the Community

Meet the stars of the 2018 Special Olympics

From basketball and bocce ball to swimming and stand-up paddleboard, we photographed the bright smiles and unstoppable attitudes of this year’s USA Games.

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Climate Change

Marine mammals at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic

As sea ice is expected to continue to recede due to climate change, seasonal ship traffic from tourism and freight is projected to rise. A new study is the first to consider potential impacts on the marine mammals in the region.

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Sustainability at the UW