December 20, 2012
Mild brain cooling after head injury prevents epileptic seizures in lab study
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
December 19, 2012
American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on pesticide exposure in children
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′
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
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.anthropology
December 18, 2012
Eerie photos show ‘flowers’ made of Arctic ice
Burke Museum exhibit explores the impact of plastics
Ecological avatars predict species invasions
Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service gives $1.15 million to transform education of dentists
Under new dean Dr. Joel Berg the school has launched a plan to revamp its clinical education and curriculum.
December 17, 2012
Plumes across the Pacific deliver thousands of microbial species to West Coast
Microorganisms – 99 percent more kinds than had been reported in findings published just four months ago – are hitching rides in the upper troposphere from Asia.astrobiology, David J. Smith, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Washington
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