May 14, 2013
Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants
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.Buddy Ratner, College of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shaoyi Jaing, UWEB
May 13, 2013
New report released on health impacts of Duwamish River cleanup
The UW report recommends ways to protect the health of Native American tribes and others affected by the cleanup.Duwamish waterway, Enviromental Protection Agency, Environmental Health
Celebration of life of Bryan Pearce, UW Book Store CEO, May 19
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
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.College of the Environment, earthquakes, Oceanography, School of Oceanography, whales, William Wilcock
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
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
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?
New study suggests dietary nicotine may protect against this disorder, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.diet, Environmental Health, neurology, nicotine, Parkinson's, Susan Searles Nielsen
Pioneer bacteria lay down trails that draw new recruits
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.bacteria, biofilms, Boo Tseng Shen, Matthew Parsek, microbiology, Pseudomonas
Affordability drives Washington housing recovery in first quarter of 2013
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.College of Built Environments, Glenn Crellin, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
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