Electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers show promise as a cheap, versatile platform to simultaneously offer contraception and prevent HIV. New funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will further test the system’s versatility and feasibility.
Music — and musical theater — rule this packed week in UW arts. Take your pick from choirs and choruses, jazz, percussion, world music and campus bands, the musical “Pippin” and the opera “Die Fledermaus.”
Climatologists have reconciled their measurements of ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland during the past two decades. A second article looks at how to monitor and understand accelerating losses from the planet’s two largest continental ice sheets.
The Institute of Medicine, an independent nonprofit organization that provides advice to members of Congress and other decision makers on how to advance the nation’s health and health care, will hold a regional meeting Dec. 6 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.
Christopher J.L. Murray, UW professor of global health and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, will give a public talk, “Global Burden of Disease: Implications for the United States,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. To register, go to www.iom.edu/SeattlePublicReg.
Murray’s talk is a preview of the publication of a long-awaited study from the institute involving hundreds of researchers around the world. The Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study, to be published in The Lancet on Dec. 14, will look at the biggest burden of disease for 21 regions and three time periods – 1990, 2005 and 2010. The results reveal substantial shifts during the past 20 years, including that more young adults than children are dying, and that there has been a rise in noncommunicable diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Paul Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine and dean of the UW School of Medicine, will also speak.
UW audiologists blogging this week about work in Brazil || Information School holds 2012 Research Fair Thursday || Richard Catalano becomes American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Fellow || Public health association adopts water resolution written by UW students || Campus memorial for David Olson || Harry Bridges Center celebrates 20 years
In Bangladesh as elsewhere, women are empowered by working outside the home. But new research from the University of Washington shows such work can also increase the threat of domestic violence for some Bangladeshi wives. The study brings to light how the South Asian nation is seeing a change in relations within the household, with…
The UW Board of Regents yesterday approved a name change to the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, recognizing the shared history of UW aeronautics and The Boeing Company, and honoring the man who launched them both.