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Researchers Modify Yeast to Show How Plants Respond to a Key Hormone


Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a novel toolkit based on modified yeast cells to tease out how plant genes and proteins respond to auxin, the most ubiquitous plant hormone. Their system allowed them to decode auxin's basic...
27-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Missing Fish Catch Data? Not Necessarily a Problem, New Study Says


A new study by University of Washington scientists finds that in many cases, misreporting caught fish doesn’t always translate to overfishing. The study was published online this month in the journal Fish and Fisheries.
27-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Secure Passwords Can Be Sent Through Your Body, Instead of Air


University of Washington engineers have devised a way to send secure passwords through the human body using smartphone fingerprint sensors and laptop touchpads -- rather than over the air where they're vulnerable to hacking.
27-Sep-2016 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Natural Selection Acted on One Penguin Species Over the Past Quarter Century


University of Washington biologist Dee Boersma and her colleagues combed through 28 years' worth of data on Magellanic penguins to search for signs that natural selection — one of the main drivers of evolution — may be acting on certain penguin...
23-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Award for Genetic Tracking to Rein in Pangolin Poaching


A team of conservationists at the University of Washington is among the Grand Prize Winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge for its proposal to develop genetic tracking tools to identify poaching hotspots for pangolins, one of the most...
19-Sep-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Microbes Help Plants Survive in Severe Drought


Plants can better tolerate drought and other stressors with the help of natural microbes, University of Washington research has found. Specifically, plants that are given a dose of microbes stay green longer and are able to withstand drought...
19-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Floating DNA Reveals Urban Shorelines Support More Animal Life


Researchers are now able to capture the cells of animals, sequence their DNA and identify which species were present in water at a point in time. A new University of Washington study is the first to use these genetic markers to understand the impact...
15-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

All Polar Bears Across the Arctic Face Shorter Sea Ice Season


A new University of Washington study finds a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding capabilities of the bears. The...
12-Sep-2016 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing


University of Washington professor Sally Brown and collaborators have published the most extensive compilation to date explaining how to grow urban agriculture, and how doing so could save American cities.
19-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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

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