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December 31, 2013

Genetically identical bacteria can behave in radically different ways

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

When a bacterial cell divides into two daughter cells there can be an uneven distribution of cellular organelles. The resulting cells can behave differently from each other, giving them an evolutionary advantage.

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December 30, 2013

Recap of 2013: Top 10 most-viewed stories on UW Today

  For us writers in the UW News office, the year’s end gives us some time to think about the big research news stories of the year. Those that drove up page views, flooded our servers (thank you UW web team for keeping us afloat!), and generated interesting reader responses in the comments section. We

David Shields acts, James Franco directs: A report from the set

News and Information

An English professor turned actor? David Shields answers a few questions about “playing himself” in a film directed by James Franco based on Shields’ forthcoming book with colleague Caleb Powell, “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.”

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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

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

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

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.

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