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January 16, 2014

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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Data suggest new class of drug may be potent against genital herpes

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

A new drug, called pritelivir, may offer a new treatment option for patients with genital herpes, a new industry-sponsored – study led by University of Washington researchers has found.

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DNA detectives able to ‘count’ thousands of fish using as little as a glass of water

News and Information

A mere glass full of water from a 1.2 million-gallon aquarium tank is all scientists really needed to identify most of the 13,000 fish swimming there.

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News Digest: Free 12th Man earplugs, MLK Day of Service

Clinic offers free Seahawk 12th Man earplugs || Volunteer for MLK Day of Service

Glaciers, streamflow changes are focus of new Columbia River study

News and Information

University of Washington environmental engineers are launching a new study to try to understand how climate change will affect streamflow patterns in the Columbia River Basin. The team will look at the impact of glaciers on the river system, the range of possible streamflow changes and how much water will flow in the river at hundreds of locations in future years.

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January 13, 2014

UW President Michael K. Young’s statement on proposed boycott of Israeli universities

As provost and president of the University of Washington, Ana Mari Cauce and I fully endorse the statement from the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private universities in North America and of which the University of Washington is a member, opposing a proposed boycott by American higher education institutions of universities

DeLap studies urban birds, sketches for book ‘Subirdia’ due out in 2014

Environmental and Forest Sciences

Slideshow includes with images sketched by Jack DeLap, UW doctoral candidate in environmental and forestry sciences.

Cognitive training shows some lasting effects in healthy older adults

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The national, decade-long ACTIVE study showed that cognitive training can help the elderly maintain certain thinking and reasoning skills useful in everyday life.

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January 10, 2014

Trial to test using ultrasound to move kidney stones

News and Information

A clinical trial in Seattle is testing a technique developed at the UW that uses low-power ultrasound to reposition kidney stones.

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