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UW Team Programs Solitary Yeast Cells to Say ‘Hello’ to One Another

University of Washington researchers have used a plant hormone to produce cell-to-cell communication in baker's yeast -- a first step in learning to build multicellular organisms or artificial organs from scratch.
30-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Kathryn Barnard, a Pioneer in Infant Mental Health, Dies

Dr. Kathryn E. Barnard, UW School of Nursing professor emeritus and eponymous founder of the school’s Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, died Saturday, June 27. She was 77.
29-Jun-2015 7:05 PM EDT

Researchers Discover How Petunias Know When to Smell Good

A team of UW biologists has identified a key mechanism plants use to decide when to release their floral scents to attract pollinators. Their findings, published the week of June 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, connect the...
29-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Spectrum of Life: Nonphotosynthetic Pigments Could Be Biosignatures of Life on Other Worlds

To find life in the universe, it helps to know what it might look like. If there are organisms on other planets that do not rely wholly on photosynthesis — as some on Earth do not — how might those worlds appear from light-years away?
22-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Plants Make Big Decisions with Microscopic Cellular Competition

A team of University of Washington researchers has identified a mechanism that some plant cells use to receive complex and contradictory messages from their neighbors.
17-Jun-2015 7:05 PM EDT

UW Workshop Aims to Marry NASA Data with Earthly Needs

Satellites gather vast amounts of data that can be used to give residents in flood-prone areas early warning or forecast mosquito-borne disease outbreaks. A national workshop organized by University of Washington engineers aims to bridge the gap...
17-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Genetic Switch Lets Marine Diatoms Do Less Work at Higher CO2

Researchers have found the genetic ‘needles in a haystack’ to gain the first hints at how diatoms — tiny drifting algae that carry out a large part of Earth’s photosynthesis — detect and respond to increasing carbon dioxide in the world's...
15-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Nearly Half of African-American Women Know Someone in Prison

African-American adults — particularly women — are much more likely to know or be related to someone behind bars than whites, according to the first national estimates of Americans' ties to prisoners.
12-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That

University of Washington psychologist Anthony Greenwald has adapted his Implicit Association Test on hidden biases to determine how strongly a football fan supports a certain team.
24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? University of Washington psychologist explains three main ways to calm dogs' fears.
1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

24-May-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Tipsy? UW Expert's Tips for Reining in Holiday Drinking

Dennis Donovan, director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, says that alcohol is a major issue around the holidays for both social drinkers and those recovering from alcoholism. He has advice for how to drink...
10-Dec-2012 12:40 PM EST

Axel Schweiger, Chair of UW's Polar Science Center, an Excellent Source for Writing About Melting Sea Ice

6-Sep-2012 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Health Care Markets, Health Sector Leadership and Social/Political Determinants

22-Jun-2012 5:15 PM EDT

Sallie Sanford, University of Washington Law Professor / Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Available to Discuss SCOTUS Health Care Decision

22-Jun-2012 2:00 PM EDT

Web Search Is Ready for a Shakeup, Says UW Computer Scientist

On the 20-year anniversary of the World Wide Web, a computer scientist has published a two-page commentary in the journal Nature that calls on the international academic and business communities to take a bolder approach when designing how people...
3-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT

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