UW in the media
Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Study: Test for rare skin cancer could save lives with early detection | GeekWire1 day ago
Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a nasty disease. This rare skin cancer is treatable, but as Dr. Paul Nghiem explains, treating the initial disease is only the first step. Nghiem is the head of the UW's division of dermatology.
- Novo Nordisk pledges to limit price increases in US for its drugs | WSJ1 day ago
Novo Nordisk has pledged to limit price increases in the U.S. for its drugs, acknowledging that many diabetes patients struggle to afford its products. Dr. Irl Hirsch, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
- Up to 4 inches of snow joining Thursday’s afternoon commute | The News Tribune1 day ago
Snow is giving an encore in Western Washington Thursday, and this time it might stick around. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- Uncovering the Seattle Police Department's hidden wartime role | MyNorthwest.com1 day ago
A document found last week indicates that the Seattle Police Department might have played a larger role in the apprehension and investigation of some Japanese residents here after the attack on Pearl Harbor than has been commonly understood. Tetsuden Kashima, professor emeritus of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.
- Direct brain stimulation lets gamers play blind | New Atlas1 day ago
As indicated by the name, video games are a very visual medium. But that hasn't stopped participants in a study at the UW successfully playing through a game without ever actually looking at it, hearing it or using any of the standard five senses.
- Humans play video game with signals sent directly to their brains | CNET1 day ago
No visuals, no audio: The only thing telling these humans how to play this game is a low current delivered directly to the brain. Rajesh Rao, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- Big antlers shouldn't exist. This math model explains why they do | PBS NewsHour1 day ago
The biggest isn’t necessarily the best when it comes to deer antlers and lion manes, based on a new mathematical model from researchers at Northwestern University. Carl Bergstrom, a professor of biology at the UW who was not involved with the study, is quoted.
- UW study of Tacoma school children focuses on how kids see race and gender | The News Tribune1 day ago
A University of Washington study of elementary school students conducted at three racially diverse Tacoma schools found children rate gender a more important part of their identities than race.
- Study: Place humans, communities at the center of conservation | UPI1 day ago
Researchers at the UW suggest conservation efforts would be more effective if a greater emphasis was placed on humans. Nathan Bennett, a postdoctoral researcher at the UW and University of British Columbia, is quoted.
- Scientists confirm: 'The blob' really messed up the Northeast Pacific | Hakai Magazine2 days ago
Researchers following up on the Blob have confirmed the proposed connection between it and another abnormal event: A massive 2015 algae bloom. Ryan McCabe, a research scientist at the UW's Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, is quoted.
- No snow, but a little ice and a lot cold | The News Tribune2 days ago
Many in Western Washington were thrilled at the possibility of fresh powder falling Monday night and maybe even Thursday. It wasn’t to be. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- Analysis | Victory at Standing Rock reflects failure of US energy, climate policy | UPI2 days ago
"The victory [at Standing Rock] must be sweet, for some. But the issues revealed by this local-conflict-turned-national-movement are anything but resolved," writes Scott Montgomery, lecturer in the UW's Jackson School of International Studies. (This article originally appeared on The Conversation)
- 10 medical schools where accepted students are most likely to enroll | US News2 days ago
The medical schools where accepted students are most likely to attend are not in the Ivy League. The school where the highest percentage of accepted students enrolled is the UW.
- An open letter from scientists to President-elect Trump on climate change | Scientific American Blog Network2 days ago
More than 800 Earth science and energy experts in 46 states, including 30 from the UW, have signed an open letter to Donald Trump, urging him to take six key steps to address climate change to help protect “America’s economy, national security, and public health and safety.”
- 5 rituals to kick off a great day at work | Inc2 days ago
Science says these five rituals will increase your performance at work. A study co-authored by UW Information School professors is referenced.
- Hunt for life on Mars could target nitrogen | Space2 days ago
With organisms playing such a crucial role in the chemistry of nitrogen on Earth, scientists are examining nitrogen in ancient rocks to decipher its potential as a biosignature of life on other planets. Eva Stüeken, postdoctoral associate of astrobiology at the UW, is quoted.
- What Elaine Chao as Transportation secretary could mean for commercial drone use | LA Times2 days ago
They don’t transport people around, but drones would fall under Elaine Chao’s purview if President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee is confirmed as secretary of Transportation. Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- The Howard Schultz interview: 'Why I love Seattle' | The Huffington Post2 days ago
"The University of Washington deserves a lot of credit for attracting great teachers, attracting students from all over the world, and becoming and maintaining itself as a world class institution," said Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
- Report: Theranos is voiding two years of blood test results | Gizmodo2 days ago
The blood-testing startup Theranos has announced to health regulators that it has voided and revised results from its tests. Geoffrey Baird, professor of laboratory medicine at the UW, is quoted.
- Kennewick Man bones closer to return to tribes | Tri-City Herald2 days ago
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks. The bones now are being held at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the UW.