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November 28, 2012

Harmful protein-coding mutations in people arose largely in the past 5,000 to 10,000 years

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The spectrum of human genetic diversity today is vastly different than what it was only 200 to 400 generations ago.

Hungry salmon a problem for restoration efforts

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Food webs needed by young salmon in the Columbia River basin are likely compromised in places, something that should be considered when prioritizing expensive restoration activities.

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News Digest: Honor: International Green Award bronze, research-collaboration website launches

UW receives International Green Award bronze || UW launches website to help foster research collaboration

Official notice: Opportunity to comment on access to public records

There will be a public hearing Friday, Dec. 7, concerning proposed amendments to rules governing access to public records.

UW regent: Renew commitment to higher ed funding

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State unveils ideas on tackling ocean acidification

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UW to host Institute of Medicine regional meeting Dec. 6

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The Institute of Medicine, an independent nonprofit organization that provides advice to members of Congress and other decision makers on how to advance the nation’s health and health care, will hold a regional meeting Dec. 6 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.

Institute of Medicine logoChristopher J.L. Murray, UW professor of global health and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, will give a public talk, “Global Burden of Disease: Implications for the United States,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. To register, go to www.iom.edu/SeattlePublicReg.

Murray’s talk is a preview of the publication of a long-awaited study from the institute involving hundreds of researchers around the world. The Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study, to be published in The Lancet on Dec. 14, will look at the biggest burden of disease for 21 regions and three time periods – 1990, 2005 and 2010. The results reveal substantial shifts during the past 20 years, including that more young adults than children are dying, and that there has been a rise in noncommunicable diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

Paul Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine and dean of the UW School of Medicine, will also speak.

Since the 1970 inception of the Institute of Medicine, 53 UW faculty members have been elected.

The institute is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered in 1863 and has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which in addition to the institute also include the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council.

Each year, more than 2,000 members and nonmembers volunteer their time, knowledge, and expertise to advance the nation’s health through the institute’s work.

November 27, 2012

University of Washington to sever business relationship with Adidas

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young has instructed the university’s Office of Trademarks and Licensing to sever the university’s business relationship with Adidas.

November 26, 2012

Minorities could redraw state’s political landscape

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November 21, 2012

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, theater, museum activities — and School of Music jazz and ensemble concerts

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Exhibits, weekend fun at the Burke Museum and an ensemble concert by the Chamber Singers and University Chorale highlight the week in campus arts.

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