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Article ID: 720643

New UW center receives NIH grant to improve the fight against cancer

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To bridge the gap between cancer interventions and their implementation within communities across the country, the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute is funding the creation of six implementation science centers focused on cancer control. The creation of these centers are part of NIH’s Cancer Moonshot initiative to make more therapies available and improve prevention and detection. One of the six centers will be at the UW.

Released:
11-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720508

UW names population health building after Swedish physician and 'very serious possibilist' Hans Rosling

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Hans Rosling — a Swedish doctor, statistician, author and professor — will be a name associated with the University of Washington's transformative work in population health. Today, the UW Board of Regents approved naming the $230 million building under construction on UW's Seattle campus the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health.

Released:
10-Oct-2019 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720416

New Paper Explores Race, Representation in Campaign Finance

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By far, most campaign donations historically have come from white voters. But new University of Washington-led research indicates that if more candidates of color ran for office, donations from individuals of color would likely increase as well.

Released:
8-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto’s failure

Article ID: 720317

How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto’s failure

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University of Washington transportation researchers looked into why Seattle's docked bike-share program Pronto failed while dockless bike sharing has been so successful.

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7-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions

Article ID: 720258

New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions

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A team led by scientists at the Univ. of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As they report in a Science Advances paper published Oct. 4, their optical element focuses light to discrete points in a helical pattern.

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4-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Inspired by Northern clingfish, researchers make a better suction cup

Article ID: 719972

Inspired by Northern clingfish, researchers make a better suction cup

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A University of Washington team inspired by the clingfish's suction power set out to develop an artificial suction cup that borrows from nature's design. Their prototype, described in a paper published Sept. 9 in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, actually performed better than the clingfish.

Released:
2-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 719713

Pay, Flexibility, Advancement: They All Matter for Workers' Health and Safety, Study Shows

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The terms and conditions of your employment — including your pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security — influence your overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job, according to new research from the University of Washington.

Released:
26-Sep-2019 6:00 PM EDT

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Newswise: Fish micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people
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    25-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719554

Fish micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people

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Millions of people are suffering from malnutrition despite some of the most nutritious fish species in the world being caught near their homes, according to new research published Sept. 25 in Nature.

Released:
24-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719405

The Carbon Leadership Forum, in partnership with more than 30 industry leaders, announces breakthrough tool to easily evaluate carbon emissions of building materials

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The Carbon Leadership Forum, in partnership with more than 30 industry leaders, announces breakthrough tool to easily evaluate carbon emissions of building materials

Released:
23-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719320

New UW Study Questions Value of Fluoride Varnish

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A new study by two University of Washington researchers and their colleagues questions the cost-effectiveness of fluoride varnish for preschoolers and calls its anti-cavity effects “modest and uncertain” in this age group.

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19-Sep-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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