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February 11, 2014

Data on today’s youth reveal childhood clues for later risk of STDs

News and Information

Findings from UW longitudinal surveys of nearly 2,000 participants suggest that efforts to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases should begin years before most people start having sex.

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February 10, 2014

News Digest: Rideshare treats, state fourth in exonerations, husky green nominations

Care packages offered this week to carpoolers, vanpoolers || Washington state fourth in exonerations nationwide || Husky Green Award nominations sought through March 10

Newly found tactics in offense-defense struggle with hepatitis C virus

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

People who are genetically equipped to stop hepatitis C viruses from turning off a type of interferon generally have a robust antiviral response. Findings on the mechanisms governing this ability suggest new avenues for treatment research.

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February 8, 2014

UW among 19 campuses – out of 1,700 – getting nod for access, affordability, success

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Only 19 universities – including the University of Washington– met the bar for access, affordability and student success set by the Center on Higher Education Reform.

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February 7, 2014

Board of Regents — Feb. 13 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. The full agenda is available online.

Use humans in your UW research? More info on the new forms you need

The Human Subjects Division has updated and streamlined its forms, which should bring some administrative relief to UW researchers involved in the university’s 6,000 active studies using human subjects.

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February 6, 2014

UW’s James Riley elected to National Academy of Engineering

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James Riley, a University of Washington professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer.

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Documents that Changed the World: The Book of Mormon

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Joe Janes of the UW Information School discusses the famous book and its origin as part of his ongoing podcast series, “Documents that Changed the World.”

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Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes

News and Information

University of Washington scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid transport instead of human hands to process the tissue.

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February 5, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and the Mallethead Series

It’s a packed week in the arts presenting you with a diverse array of options. The Henry Art Gallery presents “Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders” through May 4; the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture hosts a trivia night at the College Inn Pub and don’t miss the final weekend of “Reading to Vegetables” at the Penthouse Theater.

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