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UW joins edX to provide more free online courses

The University of Washington announced May 21 a new partnership with edX, the Massive Open Online Course provider from Harvard/MIT.

UW is first U.S. school to give credit for classes, certificate programs on massive open online course platform

The University of Washington is about to become the first university in the United States to provide classes for university credit using a massive open online course learning platform. UW is planning courses that will be made available in multiple ways, tailoring innovative options to match consumer needs. Free, non-credit versions will use the Coursera

Mouse study shows fetal heart can grow cells to repair disease damage

A recent study in mice shows the ability of the fetal heart to grow healthy cells to compensate for cardiac tissue lost to disease.