UW Today


February 12, 2009

Cancer diagnosis: Now in 3-D

UW researchers have helped develop a new kind of microscope to visualize cells in three dimensions, an advance that could bring great progress in the field of early cancer detection.


January 22, 2009

‘Astronaut-food approach’ to medical testing: Dehydrated, wallet-sized malaria tests promise better diagnoses in developing world

Researchers at the UW have developed a prototype malaria test printed on a disposable Mylar card that could easily slip into your wallet and still work when you took it out, even months later.


December 4, 2008

Scorelator: New virtual TA grades programming homework in seconds

Nathan Kutz, UW applied mathematics professor, felt particularly daunted when he realized that more than 200 students had enrolled in his fall quarter course, Beginning Scientific Computing.


DO-IT Scholars now accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities

The University of Washington’s DO-IT Scholars program is now accepting applications from Washington state high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities who are interested in preparing for college and challenging careers.


November 20, 2008

Pinning down the fleeting Internet: Web crawler archives historical data for easy searching

The Internet contains vast amounts of information, much of it unorganized.


Track your fitness, environmental impact with new cell phone applications

Planning on gobbling a few extra treats this holiday season? Soon, your cell phone may be able to help you maintain your exercise routine and keep the pounds off over winter months, without your having to lift a finger to keep track.


Free energy assessments offered for 20 Seattle-area businesses

Energy experts from the UW want to help local businesses cut their utility bills.


November 19, 2008

Track your fitness, environmental impact with new cell phone applications

Planning on gobbling a few extra treats this holiday season? Soon, your cell phone may be able to help you maintain your exercise routine and keep the pounds off over winter months, without your having to lift a finger to keep track.


November 17, 2008

Pinning down the fleeting Internet: Web crawler archives historical data for easy searching

The Internet contains vast amounts of information, much of it unorganized.


November 12, 2008

Save money and resources: free energy assessments for 20 Seattle-area businesses

Energy experts from the University of Washington want to help local businesses cut their utility bills.


October 30, 2008

Machala brings spirit of entrepreneurship to UW

UW TechTransfer, the department responsible for commercial applications of academic research, is bringing new blood and new programs to help UW researchers who want to start new companies.


EntrepreneurWeek UW features variety of events Nov. 3-7

Interested in starting your own company? Want to take your knowledge beyond the academic setting? Have a great idea for a product but don’t know what to do next? Next week, the UW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the UW’s Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) will host the second annual EntrepreneurWeek, a five-day series of talks, events and networking opportunities focused on starting new companies.


October 16, 2008

UW committee and conference organized for Puget Sound area’s safety

Seattleites have spent decades fearing the Big One, the earthquake we’re apparently overdue for.


October 13, 2008

Scientists develop new cancer-killing compound from salad plant

Researchers at the University of Washington have updated a traditional Chinese medicine to create a compound that is more than 1,200 times more specific in killing certain kinds of cancer cells than currently available drugs, heralding the possibility of a more effective chemotherapy drug with minimal side effects.


October 6, 2008

Media Advisory: Professionals to discuss the melding of neuroscience and engineering

WHAT: The Pacific Northwest Center for Neural Engineering will host a workshop this week, sponsored by the University of Washington, the National Science Foundation and Microsoft Research.


September 25, 2008

Just in time for school: Free Adeona service tracks stolen laptops

As college students head back to school with gleaming new laptops, some will, unfortunately, see the last of their machine in a library, cafeteria or dorm room.