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December 26, 2012

Piranha kin wielded dental weaponry even T. rex would have admired — with video

News and Information

Taking into consideration size, an ancient relative of piranhas weighing about 20 pounds delivered a bite with more force than prehistoric whale-eating sharks or – even – Tyrannosaurus rex.

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For New Year’s resolutions to stick, plan ahead

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This year, for sure, you will lose weight, quit smoking, drink less, learn a new language, get a better job, and travel to exotic lands. And of course you’re going to eat better, stress less and create (and stick to) a household budget – all while spending more time with the family. It’s gonna happen!

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December 24, 2012

Dentistry sculpture winners named

School Of Dentistry

Wire, rubber bands and dental acrylics are fashioned into sculptures for the annual Department of Orthodontics contest.

December 21, 2012

Training Xchange puts UW research advances into practitioners’ hands

The UW is expanding its Training Xchange initiative to help researchers transmit innovations in healthcare and other fields to professionals locally and beyond the Northwest.

UW Bothell biologist wins teaching honor from Science

News and Information

December 20, 2012

Mild brain cooling after head injury prevents epileptic seizures in lab study

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UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Traumatic head injury is the leading cause of acquired epilepsy in young adults, and at present there is no treatment to prevent or cure it.

UW geneticist gets the Hollywood treatment

News and Information

December 19, 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on pesticide exposure in children

Environmental & Occupational Health

Chronic low levels of pesticides are detrimental to children’s health: evidence suggests they may induce neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems, birth defects, asthma and cancer.

Lost and Found Films: ‘Governor’s Day, 1941′

News and Information

The University of Washington prepares for war in “Governor’s Day,” the latest installment of the Lost and Found Films series.

Composting confusion rampant in UW waste bins, study finds

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A study of waste bins at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus revealed that 88 percent of the contents in trash bins could have been recycled or composted. Most – 72 percent – of what didn’t belong in trash bins turned out to be compostable items, such as food, carry-out containers and paper coffee cups.

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