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University of Washington Key Player in New NASA Coalition to Search for Life on Distant Worlds

Since 2001 the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Virtual Planetary Laboratory, based at the University of Washington, has brought an interdisciplinary approach to the study of planets and search for life outside our solar system. Now, a new NASA...
22-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Study Shows Early Environment Has a Lasting Impact on Stress Response Systems

The study finds that children raised in Romanian orphanages had blunted stress response systems, while children placed with foster parents before the age of 2 showed stress responses similar to those of children raised in typical families.
20-Apr-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Man with Restored Sight Provides New Insight Into How Vision Develops

Fifteen years after California entrepreneur and downhill ski champion Mike May underwent a pioneering stem cell procedure, researchers investigate how functional his vision is.
15-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Violent Methane Storms on Titan May Solve Dune Direction Mystery

Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is among the most Earthlike places in the solar system. As the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft examines Titan, its discoveries bring new mysteries. One of these is that the seemingly wind-created sand dunes spotted near the...
13-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Who’s a CEO? Google Image Results Can Shift Gender Biases

A University of Washington study assesses how accurately gender representations in online image search results for 45 different occupations -- from CEO to telemarketer to engineer -- match reality. Exposure to skewed image results shifted people's...
9-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Common Birds Bring Economic Vitality to Cities, New Study Finds

A new study published in Urban Ecosystems tries to determine what economic value residents in two comparable cities place on having birds in their backyards and parks. Researchers compared two types of common birds – finches and corvids – in...
7-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Fishing Amplifies Forage Fish Collapses

A new study shows for the first time that fishing likely worsens population collapses in species of forage fish, including herring, anchovies and sardines. Some of the largest fisheries in the world target these species, and these "baitfish" are...
7-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

UW Faculty Team for Five-Year Study of Seattle's Minimum Wage Increase

What will be the effects on workers, businesses, consumers and families of the city of Seattle's ordinance increasing the minimum hourly wage to $15 by the year 2022? Faculty from the University of Washington's schools of public affairs, public...
30-Mar-2015 6:05 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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