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Drug Rebates for Insurers Tied to Higher Costs for Patients, Especially the Uninsured

The study found that rebates were associated with increases in out-of-pocket costs for patients by an average of $6 for those with commercial insurance, $13 for Medicare patients and $39 for the uninsured.
15-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Communication Technology, Study of Collective Behavior Must Be ‘Crisis Discipline,’ Researchers Argue

Our ability to confront global crises, from pandemics to climate change, depends on how we interact and share information. Social media and other forms of communication technology restructure these interactions in ways that have consequences....
14-Jun-2021 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Washington Researchers Can Turn a Single Photo into a Video

UW researchers have developed a deep learning method that can produce a seamlessly looping, realistic looking video from a single photo.
14-Jun-2021 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Endangered blue whales recorded off southwest coast of India

Endangered blue whales are present and singing off the southwest coast of India. The results provide insight into a poorly studied population and suggest conservation measures should include this region.
10-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cause, scope determined for deadly winter debris flow in Uttarakhand, India

The Uttarakhand region of India experienced a humanitarian tragedy on Feb. 7, 2021, when a wall of debris and water barreled down the Ronti Gad, Rishiganga and Dhauliganga river valleys. This debris flow destroyed two hydropower facilities and left...
7-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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South Pole and East Antarctica warmer than previously thought during last ice age, two studies show

University of Washington glaciologists are co-authors on two papers that analyzed Antarctic ice cores to understand the continent’s air temperatures during the most recent glacial period. The results help understand how the region behaves during a...
3-Jun-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medical AI models rely on 'shortcuts' that could lead to misdiagnosis of COVID-19 and other diseases, UW researchers find

University of Washington researchers discovered that AI models ignored clinically significant indicators on X-rays and relied instead on characteristics such as text markers or patient positioning that were specific to each dataset to predict...
1-Jun-2021 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Seabirds face dire threats from climate change, human activity — especially in Northern Hemisphere

Many seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere are struggling to breed — and in the Southern Hemisphere, they may not be far behind. These are the conclusions of a study, published May 28 in Science, analyzing more than 50 years of breeding records for...
27-May-2021 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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‘Our democracy is fundamentally at stake’ — UW’s Jake Grumbach on limits to voter access

9-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT

Doctor in India shares view of COVID-19 crisis

30-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT

‘Reservoir of disease’ within young population shows challenge for states' reopening plans

25-Mar-2021 4:35 PM EDT

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Resident’s NEJM essay discusses combating anti-Asian hate

Dr. James Lee is a Korean-American resident in psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His perspective, “Combating anti-Asian sentiment — a practical guide for clinicians,” was published March 24 in The New England...
24-Mar-2021 5:15 PM EDT

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Relearning normalcy, focusing on the positive: UW psychologist on the vaccine phase of the pandemic

16-Mar-2021 2:25 PM EDT

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Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev heads center for accessible mental health using technology

17-Feb-2021 5:35 PM EST

UW researchers have engineered heart tissue that beats like a tiny human heart

10-Feb-2021 1:10 PM EST

The Controversy over Sen. Rand Paul Remarks Claiming that Trans Inclusion Will 'Destroy Girls' Athletics'

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