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Health Sensing Tool Measures Lung Function Over a Phone Call, From Anywhere in the World

University of Washington researchers have developed SpiroCall, a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function from anywhere in the world over a simple phone call. It is designed to work with any phone worldwide, not just...
2-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hunting Wolves Near Denali, Yellowstone Cuts Wolf Sightings in Half

Visitors to national parks are half as likely to see wolves in their natural habitat when wolf hunting is permitted just outside park boundaries, according to a new study.
28-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Walk-DMC' Aims to Improve Surgery Outcomes for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A University of Washington mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy called Walk-DMC, which could help predict which patients are — or are not — likely to benefit from invasive surgical...
27-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Salish Sea-Wide Shoreline Armoring Study Shows Cumulative Effects on Ecosystem

A new University of Washington study shows that impacts associated with shoreline armoring can scale up to have cumulative, large-scale effects on the characteristics of Salish Sea shorelines and the diversity of life they support.
19-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Early Analysis of Seattle's $15 Wage Law: Effect on Prices Minimal One Year After Implementation

Most Seattle employers surveyed in a University of Washington-led study said in 2015 they'd raise prices on goods and services to compensate for the city's $15 minimum wage law. But a year after the law's implementation, the study indicates such...
18-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Undergrads Win $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Gloves That Translate Sign Language

Two University of Washington undergraduates have won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for their “SignAloud” invention — gloves that can translate American Sign Language into text or speech.
12-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW-Led Research Team Wins $7.5M MURI Grant to Defend Against Advanced Cyberattacks

A University of Washington-led research team has won a $7.5 million, five-year Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the Department of Defense to better model and mount defenses against stealthy, continuous computer...
8-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Team Stores Digital Images in DNA — and Retrieves Them Perfectly

University of Washington and Microsoft researchers have developed one of the first complete systems to store digital data in DNA -- allowing companies to store data that today would fill a Walmart supercenter in a space the size of a sugar cube.
7-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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