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April 1, 2013

Infant tests for debilitating diseases set for mainstream

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UW-developed screening for debilitating, often-fatal genetic conditions has drawn interest from companies that could use it in tests distributed nationally and around the world.

UW Medicine launches multi-media health and wellness initiative April 1

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In partnership with Fisher Communications, UW Medicine Health will provide information on healthy living and on the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs

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March 29, 2013

Head-on collisions between DNA-code reading machineries accelerate gene evolution

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Bacteria speed up their evolution by positioning specific genes along the route of expected traffic jams in DNA encoding. Collisions can result in mutations.

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March 28, 2013

UW Medicine establishes Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases

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This week UW Medical Center’s pulmonary fibrosis support group celebrated its 25th anniversary and the establishment of the new center.

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Arts Roundup: Art, recitals, trivia — and big band jazz

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This week, student art and music, a School of Social Work art exhibit a lecture on art and more. It’s between quarters but there’s still plenty to see on campus.

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Volunteers use historic U.S. ship logbooks to uncover Arctic climate data

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A volunteer project enlists citizen scientists to transcribe climate observations buried in historic logbooks of U.S. ships that spent time in the Arctic.

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March 27, 2013

Federal ‘detainer requests’ for suspected immigration violators cause longer jail stays, increase cost, UW research shows

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Jail stays and costs increase when federal immigration authorities request that inmates be held under what are called “detainer requests,” according to UW research.

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UW announces new, low-cost online-only degree completion program in early childhood studies

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The UW will offer a new low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood and family studies. Pending final approval, the program will start in the fall.

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Notice of Possible Rule Making: WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”

Notice of Possible Rule Making Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310) Subject of Possible Rule Making:  WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy.” Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.20.130. Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  Currently, the UW’s alcoholic beverage policy does not

March 26, 2013

Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

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Center for Commercialization | UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

Scientists come closer to boosting heart muscle by powering its contractile machinery.

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