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December 19, 2013

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

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

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

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

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

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

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

UW Health Sciences/ UW Medicine

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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December 16, 2013

5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children

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UW researchers evaluated about 20 parenting programs and found five that are especially effective at helping parents and children at all risk levels avoid adolescent behavior problems that affect not only individuals, but entire communities.

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December 12, 2013

New state-funded Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

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A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched Dec. 12 with an event attended by UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy.

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Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code

UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

Finding a second code hiding in the genome casts new light on how changes to DNA impact health and disease.

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December 11, 2013

Arts Roundup: Exhibits at the Henry and Burke Museum

This week we’re wrapping up the end of fall quarter — and the last arts roundup of 2013 — with a nice bow. During the roundup’s winter hiatus, we encourage you to check out some of the ongoing exhibits on campus before they also come to a close.

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