July 18, 2013
Falling from windows is serious risk for small children
A few safety measures can help those with young children at home reduce the chance of window falls.Brian Johnston, Department of Pedatrics, Harborview Injury Research and Prevention Center
UW launches record 17 startup companies
The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year.
A warmer planetary haven around cool stars, as ice warms rather than cools
In a bit of cosmic irony, planets orbiting cooler stars may be more likely to remain ice-free than planets around hotter stars. This is due to the interaction of a star’s light with ice and snow on the planet’s surface.Aomawa Shields, astronomy, Cecilia Bitz, Department of Astronomy, planetary science, Tyler Robinson, Victoria Meadows
Arts Roundup: Art exhibits and 2013-14 drama, World Series schedules
Even in July, there are UW arts events to take in, as the sun and clouds battle for attention overhead. Plus, the School of Drama and UW World Series announce their 2013-14 seasons.
July 17, 2013
Northwest scientists using drones to spy on nature
July 16, 2013
UW Medicine hospitals rank highly in latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to guide patients who need a high level of care because they face a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age.Best Hospitals, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, rankings, U.S. News & World Report, UW Medical Center, UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center
News Digest: UW unveils events calendar, ocean expedition blog
New UW events calendar now available || Follow ocean expedition via bilingual blog, photo page
UW welcomes Azita Emami, dean of School of Nursing
Azita Emami recently joined the School of Nursing as the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean.
Eye-tracking could outshine passwords if made user-friendly
University of Washington engineers found in a recent study that the user’s experience could be key to creating an authentication system that doesn’t rely on passwords.Cecilia Aragon, College of Engineering, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Michael Brooks
July 15, 2013
Ecological forces structure your body’s personal mix of microbes
Researchers hope to build a predictive model of the human microbiome to study what affects this massive biological system and to design ways to manipulate the microbiome to achieve desired clinical outcomes.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Genome Sciences, human microbiome, predictive models, systems biology
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