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March 26, 2013

Gene therapy may aid failing hearts


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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Documents that Changed the World: The ‘Casablanca’ letters of transit

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The latest in the Documents that Changed the World podcast series is about a famous World War II-era document that never existed at all.

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March 22, 2013

Rising ocean acidity saps mussels’ strength

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March 21, 2013

Arts Roundup: Art about music, music about art — and ongoing shows

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Ongoing exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum and UW-related art being shown off campus are featured.

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March 20, 2013

News Digest: U Bridge closures, demo of mobile planetarium, SeattleSounder FC’s UW Day

University Bridge closures March 23, 24 || Mobile planetarium demonstration April 1 || Portion of ticket sales for Seattle Sounder FC’s UW Day goes to scholarships

2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award goes to King Holmes for STD work

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Holmes was honored for his groundbreaking work on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and human papilloma virus.

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Some Alaskan trout use flexible guts for the ultimate binge diet

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The stomach and intestines of certain Dolly Varden trout double to quadruple in size during month-long, salmon-egg-eating binges in Alaska each August. It’s the first time researchers have documented such fish gut flexibility in the wild.

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Update April 3, 2013 cherry blossom watch: Quad in full bloom

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The cold weather this week is delaying the blooming of cherry trees in the UW Quad.

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March 19, 2013

Jordanna Bailkin studies postwar Britain in new book ‘The Afterlife of Empire’

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UW History Professor Jordanna Bailkin discusses her new book “The Afterlife of Empire.”

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Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

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New research offers a more comprehensive way to analyze a cell’s unique behavior, revealing patterns that could indicate why a cell will or won’t become cancerous.

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