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January 29, 2013

Beer’s bitter compounds could help brew new medicines

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A UW researcher has determined the precise configuration of substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavor, a finding that could lead to important new pharmaceuticals.

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January 25, 2013

Kidney disease is diabetics’ deadliest threat

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January 24, 2013

Astronomy to go: UW readies new portable planetarium

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The University of Washington astronomy department is readying a traveling planetarium to take to schools for outreach — and collaboration — in Seattle and beyond. It may look like a carnival bouncy house or an inflatable igloo, but the portable planetarium is in fact an innovative tool for teaching and spreading interest in astronomy. The

Arts Roundup: Dance, art, music, historical photos — and undergraduates stage ‘Burn This’

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A new Henry Art Gallery exhibit, a classical pianist performs Nirvana and Radiohead and the visiting Compagnie Marie Chouinard continues the campus celebration of “The Rite of Spring.”

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Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors

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A paper in Science describes an organic crystal that shows promise as a cheap, flexible, nontoxic material for the working parts of memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting devices.

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Admissions: A rise in minority applicants

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Recent admissions statistics show that more minority students are applying to the UW.

January 23, 2013

Greenland ice core shows Antarctica vulnerable to warming

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A UW scientist’s work aided a Greenland ice study that could indicate where Earth is headed with climate change.

Better outlook for dwindling black macaque population in Indonesia

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Hunting and habitat loss harm the critically endangered Sulawesi black macaque, but new research shows the population has stabilized in the past decade.

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January 22, 2013

Seized ivory could help UW biologist stop poachers

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Brain structure of infants predicts language skills at 1 year

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Researchers at UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences have found that the anatomy of certain brain areas – the hippocampus and cerebellum – can predict children’s language abilities at 1 year of age.

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