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May 14, 2013

Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants

News and Information

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.

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May 13, 2013

New report released on health impacts of Duwamish River cleanup

Environmental & Occupational Health

The UW report recommends ways to protect the health of Native American tribes and others affected by the cleanup.

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Celebration of life of Bryan Pearce, UW Book Store CEO, May 19

News and Information

A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Bryan Pearce, who served as CEO of the University Book Store from 2002 to 2013, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, May 19 at the UW Club.

Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whales

News and Information

Oceanographers are using a growing number of seafloor seismometers, devices that record seafloor vibrations, to carry out inexpensive and non-invasive studies of endangered whales.

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May 10, 2013

News Digest: Underwater robot competition Saturday, Honors: Cecilia Bitz, Anthony Greenwald and Patricia Kuhl

UW underwater robot team competes Saturday || Cecilia Bitz recognized for decade’s worth of work || Greenwald, Kuhl among 25 honored as part of 25th anniversary

May 9, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, art, poetry — and the 2013 MFA Dance Concert

News and Information

This week there’s experimental music, a string quartet, photos about food, a health-minded art walk, student exhibits and the combined talents of the Dance Program and School of Drama.

UW ranked sixth in US and eighth in world for academic performance

News and Information

A new ranking has determined that the University of Washington is the sixth best university in the United States and eighth in the world.

May 8, 2013

Do peppers reduce risk of Parkinson’s?

Environmental & Occupational Health

New study suggests dietary nicotine may protect against this disorder, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.

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Pioneer bacteria lay down trails that draw new recruits

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

New research shows bacteria may draw other bacteria to an infection site by laying down trails of a “molecular glue” that attract free-swimming individual bacteria.

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Affordability drives Washington housing recovery in first quarter of 2013

News and Information

The UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows Washington state’s housing market improved in the first quarter of 2013 for the third consecutive quarter.

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