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January 24, 2011

Higher costs of more nutritious diets contribute to socio-economic disparities in health: UW research

Higher costs of more nutritious diets contribute to socio-economic disparities in health: UW research


January 21, 2011

President Obama honors UW epidemiologist Dr. Michelle Williams as one of the nation’s outstanding mentors

Williams will receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering mentoring.


January 20, 2011

Gulf grows between research practice and participant preferences in genetic research

Realigning with participants’ interest is important for the future of genomic research.


January 18, 2011

UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center to explore strategic alliance

Today, Jan. 18, the chief executive officers of UW Medicine and Valley Medical Center announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Inten


January 3, 2011

Anti-bullying program reduces malicious gossip on school playgrounds

Elementary school students who participated in a three-month anti-bullying program in Seattle schools showed a 72 percent decrease in malicious gossip.


December 30, 2010

Team-based approach to patient care shows success in fight against depression with diabetes, heart disease

Team-based approach to patient care shows success


December 22, 2010

UW Medicine scientists among international consortium of researchers to conduct first-ever analysis of roundworm genome

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December 20, 2010

Without intervention, Mariana crow to become extinct in 75 years

Researchers from the University of Washington say the Mariana crow, a forest crow living on Rota Island in the western Pacific Ocean, will go extinct in 75 years.


New book on Martin Luther King Jr. and economic rights: “All Labor Has Dignity”

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December 14, 2010

UW, WSU collaborate in landmark national study of children’s health

The Pacific Northwest Center today announced the launch of a campaign to recruit area families into the National Children’s Study, the largest long-term study of children’s health and development ever undertaken in the United States.


Harborview Medical Center named to Target: Stroke Honor Roll

The UW Medicine Stroke Center at Harborview has been recognized for excellence in emergency stroke care on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.


Too much retinoic acid disrupts development in zebra fish embryos

Retinoic acid causes lethal truncation of the embryo which grows all of its body, except its head, by releasing cells from its posterior end


December 13, 2010

‘Array of arrays’ coaxing secrets from unfelt seismic tremor events

Every 15 months or so, an unfelt earthquake occurs in western Washington and travels northward to Canada’s Vancouver Island.


Decline of West Coast fog brought higher coastal temperatures last 60 years

Summertime fog, a common feature along the West Coast, has decline since 1950 while coastal temperatures have increased slightly.


December 8, 2010

UW Medicine to expand use of Microsoft Amalga to support clinical, translational research

Based on the successful results of a two-year technology pilot program, UW Medicine will expand its use of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS), a data aggregation platform, to support multiple clinical and research initiatives across the health organization.


December 7, 2010

International law permits abusive fathers custody of children

International law permits abusive fathers custody of children


December 5, 2010

New research shows rivers cut deep notches in the Alps’ broad glacial valleys

Research shows that notches carved by rivers at the bottom of glacial valleys in the Swiss Alps survive from one glacial episode to the next


November 30, 2010

UW Medicine health system tackles, reduces infection rates

UW Medicine health system tackles, reduces infection rates


November 29, 2010

Neuroscience of instinct: How animals overcome fear to obtain food

Neuroscience of instinct: How animals overcome fear to obtain food


November 24, 2010

“Finger trap” tension stabilizes cells’ chromosome-separating machinery

Accurate gene distribution during cell division depends on stable set up.


As Nov. 28 election approaches, Egyptian opposition builds larger presence online than government

In the run-up to Egyptian elections Sunday, opposition parties have larger online presence than government


November 22, 2010

Get paid to change the world: New book shows how to find jobs in public service

Heather Krasna, director of career services at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs, has written


November 19, 2010

Free college preparation for high-school students with disabilities

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November 18, 2010

Peace Corps director visits UW

Aaron Williams, the director of the Peace Corps, is visiting the University of Washington Thursday and Friday, Nov.


MRSA exposure for fire fighters, medics greater than for general public: UW study

MRSA exposure for fire fighters, medics greater than for general public: UW study


November 17, 2010

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of fisheries health and evidence for ‘fishing down marine food webs’

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of fisheries health


IQ scores fail to predict academic performance in children with autism

New data show that many children with autism spectrum disorders have greater academic abilities than previously thought.


November 15, 2010

UW is fourth in country in students studying abroad

UW is 4th in country in students who study abroad.


November 14, 2010

Several DNA sequence variations linked to electrical signal conduction in the heart

Findings pave way for better understanding of abnormal heart rhythms and heart defects


November 10, 2010

Volunteers needed for studies on substance abuse, domestic violence interventions

Volunteers needed for studies on substance abuse, domestic violence interventions


UW to lead in five-year, $40 million Head Start grant promoting early childhood learning

Knowing that strong early learning can boost later classroom success, the University of Washington’s College of Education will take the lead in a new, five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant to improve young children’s readiness for school.


November 9, 2010

Undergraduates’ low-cost ultrasound system wins Gates Foundation grant

A team of University of Washington undergraduate students were among 65 research groups that today learned they had won one of the <A href="http://www.


November 8, 2010

Study shows universities may be failing to sufficiently teach basic research skills

Students need assignments that help with basic tasks such as formulating an inquiry and comparing sources.


November 4, 2010

Eat a fish, save a rainforest: Professor says to weigh alternatives before we curtail fishing

Alarming news reports and journal articles in recent years about fisheries facing ruin the world over has led to calls to curtail, or more drastically, to completely cease harvesting fish from coastal and ocean waters.


November 3, 2010

New book investigates the cost – and payoff – of great teaching

Univ. of Washington economics Professor Dick Startz says raise salaries 40 pecent, an increase that can pay for itself nine times over.


UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence


November 1, 2010

Tiny marine creatures could help diagnose the health of Puget Sound

Researchers are using tiny creatures called foraminifera to diagnose the health of Puget Sound.


October 31, 2010

UW losing 60-year tradition of salmon returning to campus

New directions in fisheries research, along with budget cuts, led the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences faculty to decide to discontinue the research salmon run created some 60 years ago at the campus.


October 29, 2010

Murray leads Rossi, voters against income tax, new KCTS 9/KPLU/Washington Poll shows

A survey of registered voters in Washington state shows incumbent Patty Murray four percentage points ahead of former state Sen. Dino Rossi


October 28, 2010

Molecular imaging and therapy center to develop, commercialize technologies

Ultrasound, best known by many people for snapping pictures of babies before they are born, could soon be a way to spot cancerous cells before a tumor develops, precisely monitor how a person responds to treatment, or deliver genetic therapies to their targets.



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