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An Engineered Protein Can Disrupt Tumor-Promoting 'Messages' in Human Cells

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A team of researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Trento in Italy unveiled an engineered protein that they designed to repress a specific cancer-promoting message within cells.
21-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Imaging Software Predicts How You Look with Different Hair Styles, Colors, Appearances

How can we predict if a new haircut will look good without physically trying it? Or explore what missing children might look like if their appearance is changed? A new personalized image search engine developed by a University of Washington...
21-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Oceanographers Grow, Sequence Genome of Ocean Microbe Important to Climate Change

A University of Washington team has shed new light on a common but poorly understood bacteria known to live in low-oxygen areas in the ocean. By culturing and sequencing the microbe's entire genome, the oceanographers found that it significantly...
15-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Perceived Threats From Police Officers, Black Men Predicts Support for Policing Reforms

New research from the University of Washington finds that racially based fear plays a role in public support for policing reforms. Participants who saw police as threatening were more likely to support policing reforms, while those who perceived...
14-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cougars Could Save Lives by Lowering Vehicle Collisions with Deer

A team of researchers has found that within 30 years of cougars recolonizing the Eastern U.S., large cats could thin deer populations and reduce vehicle collisions by 22 percent — each year preventing five human fatalities, 680 injuries and...
14-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Researchers Improve Microscopy Method to ‘Swell’ Cellular Structures, Bringing Fine Details Into View

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Scientists from the University of Washington recently reported a relatively simple method swell the tiny, complex structures within cells, bringing them within range of a common microscope's resolving range.
11-Jul-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Well Do Facial Recognition Algorithms Cope with a Million Strangers?

University of Washington computer scientists and engineers have launched the "MegaFace Challenge," the world's first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person scale.
23-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW-Led Team Awarded $1M Bioelectronics Innovation Prize

An international team led by researchers at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) based at the University of Washington is one of three finalists in a race to produce an implantable wireless device that can assess, stimulate and...
21-Jun-2016 7:05 PM 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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