Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes

By Michelle Ma

February 6, 2014

University of Washington scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid transport instead of human hands to process the tissue.

Glaciers, streamflow changes are focus of new Columbia River study

By Michelle Ma

January 15, 2014

University of Washington environmental engineers are launching a new study to try to understand how climate change will affect streamflow patterns in the Columbia River Basin. The team will look at the impact of glaciers on the river system, the range of possible streamflow changes and how much water will flow in the river at hundreds of locations in future years.

New state-funded Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

By Michelle Ma

December 12, 2013

A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched Dec. 12 with an event attended by UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy.

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