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Student researcher discusses her work at 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Symposium features undergraduate research

Posted: May 14, 2013

More than 1,000 undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Mary Gates Hall. Some presentations will also occur in Johnson Hall and Meany Studio Theater. In conjunction with the symposium, another 50 undergraduates from UW and... Read more »


Two tissue samples showing differences in collagen build-up.

Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants

Posted: May 14, 2013

University of Washington engineers have created a synthetic substance that fully resists the body's natural attack response to foreign objects. Medical devices such as artificial heart valves, prostheses and breast implants could be coated with this polymer to prevent the body from rejecting an implanted object. Read more »