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September 13, 2013

Neighborhoods and UW team up to measure diesel exhaust pollution in South Seattle

Environmental & Occupational Health

The residents of the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods in Seattle’s Duwamish Valley now know how much diesel exhaust they are exposed to. A report on findings from an air pollution study comparing these neighborhoods to Beacon Hill and Queen Anne was published today, Sept. 13.

15 UW faculty members named to state Academy of Sciences

The Washington State Academy of Sciences has added 25 new members to its ranks, and 15 of them are from the University of Washington.

September 12, 2013

Initial positive results reported on vaccine to treat genital herpes

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The vaccine is the first to significantly reduce the frequency of viral shedding — the surfacing of herpes virus on the genitals — and appears to activate T cell immune responses to the virus.

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Futures Committee suggests new compact for UW and community

News and Information

A committee of volunteers, including many of the state’s top business and civic leaders, has issued a report recommending a stronger partnership between the University of Washington and the broad community of people that it serves.

Arts Roundup: Historic photos, art exhibits — and the Burke explores New Zealand

News and Information

Even as the UW gears up for a new school year, interesting arts events are cropping up across campus. The Henry Art Gallery and Jacob Lawrence Gallery have new exhibits and the Burke Museum offers buggy weekend activities.

September 11, 2013

UW engineers to make cookstoves 10 times cleaner for developing world

News and Information

University of Washington engineers have received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design a better cookstove, which researchers say will use half as much fuel and cut emissions by 90 percent.

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September 10, 2013

New Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium is a game-changer for all athletes

UW Health Sciences/ UW Medicine

This week the newest UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center opened its doors to the community at Husky Stadium. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.

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Two common drugs may help treat deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

A combination of interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin, drugs routinely given for hepatitis C, may be an effective treatment for the coronovirus that causes this new disease.

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New UW-based organization aims to prevent suicides

News and Information

Forefront: Innovations in suicide prevention, a new University of Washington-based organization launched Sept. 10, will help Washington state lead the way to new policies and programs to solve what is regarded as a major public health problem.

UW ranked 16th among national public universities by US News

News and Information

The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released by US News & World Report.

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