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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
24-May-2013 2:00 PM EDT
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
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
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