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July 10, 2013

Functional genomics lab to predict potential AIDS vaccines efficacy and find protection markers

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Funded by the NIH at $15 million over five years, the lab will be a national resource to evaluate candidate vaccines from studies around the country.

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July 9, 2013

Biceps bulge, calves curve, 50-year-old assumptions muscled aside

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The basics of how a muscle generates power remain the same: Filaments of myosin tugging on filaments of actin shorten, or contract, the muscle – but the power doesn’t just come from what’s happening straight up and down the length of the muscle, as has been assumed for 50 years. The rest of the force should be credited to the lattice work of filaments as it expands outward in bulging muscle – whether in a body builder’s buff biceps or the calves of a sinewy marathon runner.

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Link between low vitamin D blood levels and heart disease varies by race

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Low vitamin D levels are linked to higher risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks or Hispanics. The findings underscore the importance of designing medical research that includes a diverse ethnic and racial makeup of participants.

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Hazy days of summer: Southeast U.S. field work measures mercury, smog

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Dozens of atmospheric scientists, including three University of Washington faculty members, are taking part in what’s being described as one of the largest atmospheric field campaigns in decades.

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School policies reduce student drinking – if they’re perceived to be enforced

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Every middle and high school has a policy against drinking alcohol on campus, but not all students follow the rules. New research suggests students are less likely to drink if they believe their school will strictly enforce its policy.

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July 8, 2013

Raising money for fund-it-yourself science

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July 5, 2013

Board of Regents — July 11 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m. in CSE 691 (Bill & Melinda Gates Commons).  The full agenda is available online.

July 3, 2013

Great ape genetic diversity catalog frames primate evolution and future conservation

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

A model of great ape history during the past 15 million years has been fashioned through the study of genetic variation in a large panel of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.

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A medieval moment at EMP

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Would onsite forecasting have averted Arizona tragedy?

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