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September 7, 2010

UW researchers seek to improve access to personalized drug therapy for underserved populations

The University of Washington has joined a nationwide network of scientists through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how genes affect individual response to medicines.

September 2, 2010

Handouts for college research assignments are often poor roadmaps

Many handouts give more direction about mechanics than appropriate ways to conduct research.

80 percent of agricultural expansion in tropics came at expense of forests

Tropical forests — and not previously cleared land, as some have contended — were the primary source of new agricultural land in the tropics from 1980 through 2000, according to a paper published online this week in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

September 1, 2010

UW search committee holds forum in Spokane Sept. 8

will hold a forum 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 801 W. Riverside Ave.

August 31, 2010

Labor movement, UW collaborate on labor archive for Washington state

The proud legacy of the labor movement in Washington will preserved in an archive at the UW

August 30, 2010

In cracking apple DNA code, Apple Cup rivals join in international team effort

Researchers from WSU and the UW were part of a global team of 86 scientists who sequenced the apple genome.

Army ant raids help birds survive the winter in Costa Rica

The health of some migratory birds depends in part on army ant raids in the foothills of Costa Rica

August 26, 2010

Tuning into cell signals that tell where sensory organs will form inside the ear

These signals disappear early in life, but perhaps could be recharged to restore hearing loss in adults

August 23, 2010

Astronomy conference at UW to explore the sun and other cool stars

For many people, all stars are “cool.

Prospects for democracy in Iraq? Research shows Internet indispensable

Digital media, such as mobile phones and the Internet, have become all but essential in building democracies.

August 20, 2010

UW ranked 16th nationally by Washington Monthly based on service

            The University of Washington is ranked 16th in the country among national universities based on its commitment to service, according to results released today by Washington Monthly.

UW, Sound Transit build “Great Wall of Us” on construction site

Attention photographers and videographers: Installation of the “Great Wall of Us” will take place from 8 to 11 a.

August 19, 2010

UW Tacoma a top choice for veterans

The UW Tacoma is in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools offering opportunities and support for military veterans, according to the new Military Friendly Schools list released by <A href="http://www.

Tom Stritikus selected dean of UW College of Education

Associate Professor Tom Stritikus, who currently serves as associate dean of academic programs, has been selected by Provost Phyllis Wise to be the next dean of the University of Washington College of Education, effective Sept.

UW Regents finalize Emmert departure

The chair of the University of Washington Board of Regents today on behalf of the full board approved a plan for the upcoming presidential transition to occur commensurate with the start of the new school year at the university.

August 17, 2010

Italy’s foreign minister to deliver address at UW’s Rome Center

Franco Frattini, Italy’s minister of foreign affairs, will deliver an address on “Immigration and the Rights of Immigrant Workers”

August 16, 2010

Researchers discover genetic link between immune system, Parkinson’s disease

Researchers discover genetic link between immune system, Parkinson’s disease

UW named one of America’s 20 “coolest” schools by Sierra Magazine

Sierra Magazine says the UW is a “cool school” for its efforts to stop global warming.

Nanoscale DNA sequencing could spur revolution in personal health care

A new technique works at a very small scale to sequence DNA quickly and relatively inexpensively.

August 15, 2010

Genetic alterations common to Kabuki syndrome discovered through streamlined DNA sequencing

Finding stems from a National Human Genome Research Institute-funded effort to identify genes for 20 disorders

August 13, 2010

National Research Council endorses project in which UW is a major player

The National Research Council has endorsed funding for an international telescope project in which the UW is a key player.

August 12, 2010

Surf your way to a deep ocean research expedition

Journey 300 miles off the Washington-Oregon coast and dive nearly a mile deep into the ocean as scientists and 20 students use underwater robots to explore, map and sample methane ice deposits, an underwater volcano and seafloor hot springs spewing water up to 570 degrees F.

August 11, 2010

New study indicates tea party ideas may be out of step with mainstream conservatism

Supporters of the tea party and <A href="http://online.

August 10, 2010

Slow-moving ‘earthquake’ under Olympic Peninsula will be well recorded

UW scientists will monitor slow-slip event with more than 100 seismic recording stations.

Distracted drivers benefit from in-car driving coach

Although many states have banned using handheld cell phones at the wheel, a ban is difficult to enforce and doesn’t cover the growing number of gadgets now available.

August 9, 2010

A strategy to fix a broken heart

These days people usually don’t die from a heart attack.

August 6, 2010

Newly discovered mechanism controls levels and efficacy of a marijuana-like substance in the brain

The substance is part of a signaling pathway that may be a potential therapeutic target for treating certain neurological disorders.

August 4, 2010

Gaming for a cure: Computer gamers tackle protein folding

Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems.

August 2, 2010

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study

Retail prices of healthy foods rising: UW study

July 29, 2010

Scientists uncover mechanism behind Salmonella virulence and drug susceptibility

Salmonella can change its production of proteins in a previously unheard of manner to respond to harsh conditions. Evidence exists fo

July 28, 2010

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County

Prescription-type opiate overdoses, deaths continue to rise in King County

July 27, 2010

Multifunctional nanoparticle enables new type of biological imaging

Combining a nanoparticle’s magnetic and thermal properties virtually eliminates the background noise in medical imaging.

July 26, 2010

UW professor’s lifetime efforts receive international recognition

Estella Leopold, a University of Washington emeritus professor of biology, has been honored with the International Cosmos Prize.

Nike’s actions resolve all outstanding issues, UW president says

Nike’s decision to provide $1.5 million to workers in two shuttered factories resolves all issues involving the UW and Nike.

July 15, 2010

UW Medical Center ranks 12th in U.S. News Media Group’s 2010 edition of America’s Best Hospitals

University of Washington Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s top hospitals in U.

University of Washington names Lidstrom interim provost

The UW has named Mary Lidstrom, UW vice provost for research, to be interim provost.

July 14, 2010

UW’s annual economic impact on Washington is $9.1 billion

For every dollar the state invests in the University of Washington over $22 is added to the state’s economy

July 12, 2010

State’s most sophisticated buoy to sample for acidification, oxygen-starved waters

The most sophisticated array of instruments ever put in Washington waters will be deployed on a buoy and Seaglider this week off the coast.

July 8, 2010

TransNow TransLab a New Hub for UW Transportation Research

Buckle up.

Media advisory: Ocean acidification findings for Puget Sound to be announced

WHAT: Learn where Puget Sound waters have particularly low pH values compared to what is normal for ocean waters and what proportion is probably the result of man-made carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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