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September 10, 2013

Two common drugs may help treat deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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.

New UW-based organization aims to prevent suicides

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

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.

September 9, 2013

Gene for most common childhood cancer identified

In children with this form of leukemia, damage to chromosome 9 removes part of a normal copy of the gene in question, and leaves the mutated copy unopposed.

Brotmans receive Gates Volunteer Service Award

Nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

In our state, texting on a hand-held device diverts drivers’ attention more than any other distraction.

Breaking deep-sea waves reveal mechanism for global ocean mixing

Oceanographers for the first time recorded an enormous wave breaking miles below the surface in a key bottleneck for global ocean circulation.

September 6, 2013

UW’s big bet on cheap classes

September 5, 2013

News Digest: UW 14th on Teach for America list, program scores perfect 100, UW Botanic Gardens showcases vendors

UW 14th on Teach for America list || College Assistance Migrant Program scores perfect 100 || UW Botanic Gardens showcases venues and vendors

Redesigned feminine hygiene product tackles problem of human trafficking

A group of University of Washington graduate students wanted to help save victims of human trafficking. Along the way they won two prestigious national design awards for their efforts and hope to raise money to help even more people.

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