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New class of drug gives hope to some ovarian cancer patients

Rucaparib is in a relatively new class of drugs - Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase or PARP inhibitors - which have been approved for therapy in ovarian cancers. This study provides insights into both how the cancers resist treatments, and which patients...
3-May-2021 6:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate

In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus.
22-Apr-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A growing problem of ‘deepfake geography’: How AI falsifies satellite images

Using satellite photos of three cities and drawing upon methods used to manipulate video and audio files, a team of researchers led by the University of Washington set out to identify new ways of detecting fake satellite photos and warn of the...
21-Apr-2021 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using engineering methods to track the imperceptible movements of stony corals

A new study led by University of Washington researchers borrowed image-analysis methods from engineering to spot the minute movements of a stony coral.
20-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How lessons from past emergencies could improve the pandemic response

The federal government, in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, could learn from how the nation responded to Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and the H1N1 swine flu, a new University of Washington study found.
20-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Arguing on the internet: UW researchers studying how to make online arguments productive

University of Washington researchers worked with almost 260 people to understand online disagreements and to develop potential design interventions that could make these discussions more productive and centered around relationship-building.
19-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Perinatal patients, nurses explain how hospital pandemic policies failed them

With a lethal, airborne virus spreading fast, hospitals had to change how they treated patients and policies for how caregivers provided that treatment. But for maternity patients and nurses some of those changes had negative outcomes, according to...
7-Apr-2021 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CDC, UW study finds significant vaccine distrust within incarcerated populations, increasing risks

Fewer than half of inmates in jails and prisons surveyed in a study by the CDC and University of Washington said they would accept a COVID-19 vaccine, while the majority either said they wanted to wait before getting the vaccine or would refuse one.
1-Apr-2021 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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