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March 11, 2010

Trying to kick the marijuana habit? UW study wants you

Kicking the marijuana habit is a killer, just like quitting cigarettes.


Male batterers consistently overestimate rates of violence toward partners

Men who engaged in domestic violence consistently overestimated how common such behavior is, and the more they overestimated it the more they engaged in abusing their partner in the previous 90 days, according to new research conducted at the UW.


March 9, 2010

Male batterers consistently overestimate rates of violence toward partners

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March 3, 2010

Trying to kick the marijuana habit? UW study wants you

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February 25, 2010

Workplace gendered tradeoffs lead to economic inequalities for women

Despite big changes over recent decades, workplace gender inequalities endure in the United States and other industrialized nations around the world.


February 11, 2010

Workplace gendered tradeoffs lead to inequalities for women

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February 4, 2010

UW students recreate story of Great Depression that transformed Washington

With the escalation of the “great recession” a year ago, UW historian James Gregory started getting telephone calls asking him to compare it to Great Depression of the 1930s.


January 28, 2010

Students recreate story of Great Depression that transformed Washington

With the escalation of the “great recession” a year ago, University of Washington historian James Gregory started getting telephone calls asking him to compare it to Great Depression of the 1930s.


January 7, 2010

Of girls and geeks: Environment may be why women don’t like computer science

In real estate, it’s location, location, location.


December 14, 2009

Of girls and geeks: Environment may be why women don’t like computer science

In real estate, it’s location, location, location.


December 10, 2009

Student greenhouse volunteer digs up history with the dirt

With the fortuitous turn of a garden fork, Native American artifacts have been found on the UW’s Seattle campus for the first time in 90 years.


December 8, 2009

Student uncovers ancient Native American artifact on UW campus

With the fortuitous turn of a pronged garden fork, a Native American artifact has been found on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus for the first time in 90 years by a freshman student.


December 3, 2009

Early intervention for toddlers with autism highly effective, study finds

A novel early intervention program for very young children with autism — some as young as 18 months — is effective for improving IQ, language ability and social interaction, a comprehensive new study has found.


November 30, 2009

Early intervention for toddlers with autism highly effective, study finds

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November 19, 2009

Accentuate the positive: Coaches can shape young athletes’ definition of success

Young athletes’ achievement goals can change in a healthy way over the course of a season when their coaches create a mastery motivational climate rather than an ego orientation, UW sport psychologists have found.


110 local infants needed for autism brain imaging study

Images of the growing brain at the cellular level may help researchers understand what goes wrong with brain development in infants who later develop an autism spectrum disorder and better identify early risk factors for autism.


November 17, 2009

Coaches can shape young athletes’ definition of success

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November 16, 2009

110 local infants needed for autism brain imaging study

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November 12, 2009

Pregnant women risk early delivery from using psychiatric medication

The odds triple for premature child delivery in pregnant women with a history of depression who used psychiatric medication, according to a new study.


October 29, 2009

Disney offers refunds for Baby Einstein products

The Walt Disney Company began offering refunds for its “Baby Einstein” DVDs, videos and similar products more than two years after UW researchers showed that the DVDs marketed as boosting infants’ language learning were actually detrimental.


Pregnant women risk early delivery from using psychiatric medication

The odds triple for premature child delivery among pregnant women with a history of depression who used psychiatric medication, according to a new study.


October 22, 2009

It takes two to tutor a sparrow

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and apparently it takes at least two adult birds to teach a young song sparrow how and what to sing.


Tiny but adaptable wasp brains show ability to alter their architecture

For an animal that has a brain about the size of two grains of sand, a lot of plasticity seems to be packed into the head of the tropical paper wasp Polybia aequatorialis.


Taking medicine for HIV proves hard to swallow for many people

Highly active antiretroviral therapy has increased the longevity and quality of life for people living with human immunodeficiency virus.


October 21, 2009

It takes two to tutor a sparrow

It may take a village to raise a child, and apparently it takes at least two adult birds to teach a young song sparrow how and what to sing.


October 14, 2009

Tiny but adaptable wasp brains show ability to alter their architecture

For an animal that has a brain about the size of two grains of sand, a lot of plasticity seems to be packed into the head of the tropical paper wasp Polybia aequatorialis.


October 8, 2009

Genome-wide hunt reveals new genetic links in autism

About 90 percent of autism spectrum disorders have suspected genetic causes but few genes have been identified so far.


No longer lost in the weeds: History of farmworkers comes to life on Web

Cesar Chavez and California’s San Joaquin Valley are what come to most people’s minds when farmworkers’ struggles for decent wages and working conditions are mentioned.


October 7, 2009

Genome-wide hunt reveals new genetic links in autism

About 90 percent of autism spectrum disorders have suspected genetic causes but few genes have been identified so far.


October 5, 2009

No longer lost in the weeds: History of farmworkers comes to life on Web

César Chavez and California’s San Joaquin Valley are what come to most people’s minds when farmworkers’ struggles for decent wages and working conditions are mentioned.


October 1, 2009

Study finds links among alcohol abuse, depression, obesity in young women

There is new evidence that depression, obesity and alcohol abuse or dependency are interrelated conditions among young adult women but not men.


Adolescent alcohol exposure may lead to long-term risky decision making

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The pen may be mightier than the keyboard, study shows

When it comes to writing, the pen apparently is mightier than the computer keyboard.


September 22, 2009

New links among alcohol abuse, depression, obesity in young women found

There is new evidence that depression, obesity and alcohol abuse or dependency are interrelated conditions among young adult women but not men.


September 21, 2009

Adolescent alcohol exposure may lead to long-term risky decision making

Picture this.


September 16, 2009

The pen may be mightier than the keyboard

When it comes to writing the pen apparently is mightier than the computer keyboard.


September 7, 2009

Rate of teen binge drinking cut more than one-third by prevention system

Rates of binge drinking were 37 percent lower among eighth-grade students in communities in seven states that used a prevention system designed to reduce drug use and delinquent behavior compared to teenagers in communities that did not use the system.


August 31, 2009

Parents play key role in whether teen tobacco use becomes daily habit

Researchers have found new evidence showing that parents play a key role in whether or not their adolescent children who experiment with tobacco progress to become daily smokers before they graduate from high school.


August 26, 2009

The cost of being self-sufficient continues to rise throughout Washington

It costs more just to get by in Washington. The self-sufficiency measure for Seattle rose 35 percent since 2001 and Spokane rose 28 percent.


August 24, 2009

The price isn’t right: Cost of self-sufficiency climbs in Washington

WHAT: Press conference detailing the 2009 self-sufficiency standards for all of Washington’s 39 counties.



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