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December 27, 2013

News digest: Fight hunger site, MyPlan extension, Energy Star rating, lecture nominations due

Check out Huskies Fight Hunger site || UW online academic planner to be extended to community, technical college students || UW Tower data center now Energy Star certified || Nominations due Jan. 31 for graduate school public lectures

December 26, 2013

Psychiatry’s Jeremy J. Clark receives Presidential Early Career Award

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Clark was recognized for his work in the neurobiology of motivated behavior. His award will support investigations of how alcohol exposure during the teen years might lead to chronic alcoholism in adults.

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December 23, 2013

UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center opens at Harborview

The new center at Harborview will link clinical evaluation and care of patients with research programs in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, latent degenerative disease detection and treatment, and care delivery.

December 19, 2013

Sinuous skeletons, glowing blue and crimson, leap from lab to art world

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Fish “stripped” to their skeletons and stained for UW research are now part of an art exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium.

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TB bacteria mask their identity to intrude into deeper regions of lungs

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Cell surface lipids hide molecular patterns that infection-killing cells might recognize as dangerous.

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December 18, 2013

Home dialysis gains momentum through UW research

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Of the 400,000 kidney disease patients on dialysis in the United States only 6 percent to 7 percent are treated with home dialysis, largely because the choice is not often given to them as an option.

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Single bacterial super-clone behind world epidemic of drug-resistant E. coli

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Virulent, drug-resistant forms of E. coli that recently have spread around the world emerged from a single strain of the bacteria, not many different strains, as has been widely supposed.

December 17, 2013

UWMC grants wish for seriously ill teen interested in NICU nursing

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Samantha’s dream career is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nursing. One day last week the nurses in the UW Medical Center NICU warmly welcomed her to their world of caring for babies and their families.

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The move’s on us: Students leave Terry, will return to new Lander Hall

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Students living in the University of Washington’s Terry Hall will get a new home after the holidays without doing any moving – that part’s on the house, you might say.

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Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored

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A special interdisciplinary issue of the journal Climatic Change includes the most detailed description yet of the proposed Oxford Principles to govern geoengineering research, and surveys the technical hurdles, ethics and regulatory issues related to deliberately manipulating the planet’s climate.

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