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January 22, 2014

Gene therapy leads to robust improvements in animal model of fatal muscle disease

UW Medicine

The experimental treatment restored muscle function and prolonged lives in animals with a condition similar to X-linked myotubular myopathy in children

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January 21, 2014

Dental school researchers patent new antibacterial agent

School of Dentistry

Titanium-based materials can inhibit bacterial growth when bound to metal ions. If proven beneficial in clinical trials, certain titanates could be applied after a dental procedure to prevent infection or decay.

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A new record: UW Combined Fund Drive raises $2.18 million

UW Human Resources Marketing & Communications

The 2013 University of Washington Combined Fund Drive raised $2,181,617, pledging $63,789 more than last year.

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January 20, 2014

Montlake Triangle/Rainier Vista project breaks ground, expect Burke-Gilman detour

News and Information

Burke-Gilman Trail users will see a detour starting the early weeks of February as work on the Montlake Triangle Project ­– the triangular area from the corner of Northeast Pacific and Montlake to Stevens Way – gets underway.

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Girls frequently play soccer through concussion, study finds

UW Health Sciences/ UW Medicine

Serious risks are associated with continuing game play immediately after incurring a concussion, yet University of Washington researchers found that many young female soccer players do just that.

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January 17, 2014

UW seismologists expand stadium monitoring for NFC championship game

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

UW scientists installed a third seismograph at CenturyLink Field this week after the trial by fire of a website and new monitoring tools during last weekend’s Seahawks game.

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January 16, 2014

UW commits to White House plan to help more students afford college

News and Information

The University of Washington will participate in a federal initiative announced by President Obama to help more students afford and graduate from college.

Improvisation gives inspiration to Dance Faculty Concert

News and Information

The UW Dance Program presents an eclectic evening in its annual Faculty Dance Concert, where faculty members choreograph pieces that students perform. This year features pieces created by Jennifer Salk, Jürg Koch and new faculty member Rachael Lincoln.

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Soil production breaks geologic speed record

News and Information

Samples from steep mountaintops in New Zealand shows that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast as previously believed possible.

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January 15, 2014

Arts Roundup: Student music recitals, A Far Cry — and ‘Theater from the Inside Out’

This week enjoy a variety of events happening across campus with a highlight being an inside look at the “Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia” at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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