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  • Language learning changes your brain - even as an adult

    June 16, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Learning Chinese

    Researchers from the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) showed that adults immersed in a foreign language environment undergo brain changes. Read more from Quartz...


  • Professor, researcher, detective - saving endangered animals

    June 14, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Samuel K. Wasser

    UW Professor Samuel . K Wasser "is a Sherlock Holmes of the wildlife trade. With modern biochemical tools and old-fashioned shoe leather, he sleuths out the merchants behind the market for poached animal products." Read more from The New York Times...


  • 'Breaking barriers': The BBC profiles President Cauce

    June 2, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Ana Mari Cauce

    In a recent feature, the BBC hailed UW President Ana Mari Cauce's unique perspective and life experiences. Read more...


  • Innovative cup designed to save babies

    May 25, 2016

    Global Affairs

    A baby drinks from the new cup

    Experts from the University of Washington and PATH have invented a special low-cost cup for feeding special needs babies. Each year in the developing world, millions of babies are born with health challenges that impair feeding and can lead to starvation. The $1 NIFTY cup provides a new solution. Read more from The Seattle Times...


  • US-India collaboration finds molecular signatures of severe malaria

    May 17, 2016

    Global Affairs

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    The University of Washington’s International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in South Asia — along with partners at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Goa Medical College (GMC) of India — have discovered that specific types of parasite proteins, when combined with high parasite biomass, strongly predict severe malaria disease in adults. The…