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Male Biology Students Consistently Underestimate Female Peers, Study Finds

New University of Washington research shows consistent gender bias among male biology undergraduate students, suggesting that they could be undermining the confidence of female students as they embark on studies in STEM disciplines.
11-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Washington Biology Professor Is a Finalist for Top Conservation Prize

P. Dee Boersma, a University of Washington professor of biology and Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science, is one of six finalists for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize for conservation. Boersma is the first UW faculty member nominated...
9-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

'Pushback' Against Constant Connectivity Also Reflected in Images, Study Follow-Up Finds

People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity — dubbed "pushback" by University of Washington Information School researchers — is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has found.
5-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

'on-Ramping' Paves the Way for Women Scientists, Engineers to Return to Academia

Pursuing scientific or engineering careers in industry, government or private research after getting a Ph.D. used to be considered a one-way ticket out of academia. But new University of Washington research finds numerous benefits — to students,...
4-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Risk of Lead Poisoning From Urban Gardening Is Low, New Study Finds

A new University of Washington study looked at potential risks associated with growing vegetables in urban gardens and determined that the benefits of locally produced vegetables in cities outweigh any risks from gardening in contaminated soils.
2-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows U.S. Has Greater Link Between Low Birth Weight and Inequality

New research found that while low birth weight was linked to lower income and education levels in four comparable countries, that connection was most persistent in the United States.
28-Jan-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mathematical Model Explains Huge Recurring Rainstorms in the Tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans

A new model explains the fundamental features of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which some scientists predict will be the “next El Nino.”
26-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Pen-Sized Microscope Could ID Cancer Cells in Doctor’s Offices and Operating Rooms

University of Washington mechanical engineers and collaborators have developed a handheld microscope to help doctors and dentists distinguish between healthy and cancerous cells in an office setting or operating room.
25-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST 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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