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18-Feb-2020 1:50 PM EST
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Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds

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While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

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Released:
13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

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Using 30 years of satellite data, UW researchers discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam in the Mekong River basin, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C).

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Released:
13-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Polar bears in Baffin Bay skinnier, having fewer cubs due to less sea ice

Polar bears in Baffin Bay skinnier, having fewer cubs due to less sea ice

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Satellite tracking of adult females and visual monitoring of polar bears in Baffin Bay show changes from the 1990s to the period from 2009 to 2015. Bears in Baffin Bay are getting thinner and adult females are having fewer cubs than when sea ice was more available.

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Released:
12-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Increases in minimum wage may not have anticipated positive health effects, study shows

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A new study by researchers at the University of Washington found that increases in minimum wages primarily had no effect on health overall. However, they did find a mix of negative and positive effects associated with the health of certain groups of working-age people.

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Released:
10-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Interactive map shows worldwide spread of coronavirus
Released:
10-Feb-2020 6:45 AM EST
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    4-Feb-2020 5:00 AM EST

Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to give up food, help others

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New research by the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences finds that altruism may begin in infancy. In a study of nearly 100 19-month-olds, researchers found that children, even when hungry, gave a tasty snack to a stranger in need.

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Released:
30-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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    3-Feb-2020 3:00 PM EST

Not Just ‘Baby Talk’: Parentese Helps Parents, Babies Make ‘Conversation’ and Boosts Language Development

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A study by the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington finds the value of using "parentese," an exaggerated speaking style that conveys total engagement with a child.

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Released:
29-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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Newswise: The one ring — to track your finger’s location

The one ring — to track your finger’s location

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UW researchers have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone’s index finger and continuously track hand movements.

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Released:
3-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
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UW's new broadcast meteorology course is first on West Coast

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The University of Washington has long boasted one of the country’s top programs in atmospheric sciences. Now, the UW is also teaching undergraduates how to share that knowledge online and on TV as a broadcast meteorologist.

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Released:
30-Jan-2020 7:15 PM EST
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