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Landmark Study to Track ‘Pioneer’ Generation of Transgender Children

A groundbreaking new study, believed to be the first to focus on transgender children living as their identified gender in all aspects of their lives, finds that those children's gender identity is deeply rooted.
29-Jan-2015 12:35 PM EST

Child Maltreatment Not a Clear Path to Adult Crime

Research has long made a connection between childhood abuse and neglect and crime in adulthood. But a University of Washington study found that when other life factors are considered, that link all but disappears.
28-Jan-2015 5:45 PM EST

Some Potentially Habitable Planets Began as Gaseous, Neptune-Like Worlds

Two phenomena known to inhibit the potential habitability of planets — tidal forces and vigorous stellar activity — might instead help chances for life on certain planets orbiting low-mass stars, University of Washington astronomers have found.
28-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

$3.9 Million Project Will Identify, Treat Washington State Toddlers at Risk for Autism

A $3.9 million, five-year project in Washington state will identify and treat toddlers with autism in the critical years before age 3 - when specialized services can greatly improve their skills and behavior.
23-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Open-Source Program Aims to Help Parents of Children in Foster Care

An innovative new program developed at the University of Washington was designed specifically to help parents of children in foster care navigate the process of court-ordered visitations and become better parents. Called STRIVE, will be offered at...
12-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

How the 'Beast Quake' Is Helping Scientists Track Real Earthquakes

University of Washington seismologists will again be monitoring the ground-shaking cheers of Seahawks fans, this year with a bigger team, better technology and faster response times.
7-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Improving Forecasts for Rain-on-Snow Flooding

Many of the worst West Coast winter floods involve heavy rains and melting snow, and UW hydrology experts are using the physics of these events to better predict the risks.
18-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST

Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Seafloor Methane

Water off Washington’s coast is warming a third of a mile down, where seafloor methane shifts from a frozen solid to a gas. Calculations suggest ocean warming is already releasing significant methane offshore of Alaska to California.
9-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

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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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