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Scale-Eating Fish Adopt Clever Parasitic Methods to Survive


A small group of fishes — possibly the world’s cleverest carnivorous grazers — feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. A team led by biologists at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories is trying to understand...
17-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Task Interrupted: A Plan for Returning Helps You Move On

Get interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you're leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.
16-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning


A new study from the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) provides one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed — not just when a baby feels a touch to the...
16-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Program Biomaterials with 'Logic Gates' That Release Therapeutics in Response to Environmental Triggers


Scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have built and tested a new biomaterial-based delivery system — known as a hydrogel — that will encase a desired cargo and dissolve to release its freight only when specific...
11-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UW Reality Lab Launches with $6M From Tech Companies to Advance Augmented and Virtual Reality Research


The UW Reality Lab is launching with $6 million from Facebook, Google, and Huawei to accelerate innovation in augmented and virtual reality and educate the next generation of researchers and practitioners.
8-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Book 'City Unsilenced' Explores Protest and Public Space

Jeff Hou, professor of landscape architecture and adjunct professor of urban design and planning at the University of Washington in Seattle, discusses the new book he co-edited, "City Unsilenced: Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking...
4-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Promoting Self-Esteem Among African-American Girls Through Racial, Cultural Connections

African-American girls who participated in an after-school cultural enrichment program showed greater school engagement, and reported higher confidence, at its conclusion.
21-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fish to Benefit if Large Dams Adopt New Operating Approach


Recognizing that many large dams are here to stay, a University of Washington team is investigating an emerging solution to help achieve freshwater conservation goals by re-envisioning the ways in which water is released by dams.
15-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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