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The 'breath' between atoms — a new building block for quantum technology

University of Washington researchers have discovered they can detect atomic "breathing," or the mechanical vibration between two layers of atoms, by observing the type of light those atoms emitted when stimulated by a laser. The sound of this atomic...
1-Jun-2023 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Biomarkers may help ID treatment of acute kidney injury

Unfortunately, effective medical therapies do not exist for this population of patients, Dr. Pavan Bhatraju said. In their paper, the investigators proposed a way to classify subpopulations of AKI patients with the aim of identifying therapies...
23-May-2023 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Out of the frying pan: Coyotes, bobcats move into human-inhabited areas to avoid apex predators — only to be killed by people

In Washington state, the presence of two apex predators — wolves and cougars — drives two mesopredator species — bobcats and coyotes — into areas with higher levels of human activity, with deadly results for the mesopredators.
19-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Q&A: Update on mifepristone, federal court actions

Dr. Sarah Prager looks at the impacts of recent federal court rulings on Washington state and nearby states, as well as the impact of rulings on miscarriage care.
15-May-2023 8:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Patients favor telehealth for medication abortion consults

Even though they reported overall satisfaction with their care, the 10 who received care in a clinic facility portrayed their consultations as lengthy, chaotic and lacking comfort, the published paper said.
15-May-2023 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prolonged power outages, often caused by weather events, hit some parts of the U.S. harder than others

New research found that Americans already bearing the brunt of climate change and health inequities are most at risk of impact by a lengthy power outage.
1-May-2023 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Washington state’s 2021 heat wave contributed to 159 excess injury deaths over three weeks

A record-breaking heat wave that baked Washington state in 2021 contributed to 159 excess injury deaths, according to research led by a UW professor.
6-Apr-2023 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Community-based prevention system linked to reduced handgun carrying among youth growing up in rural areas

A community-based, evidence-based intervention system developed at the University of Washington has been linked to reduced handgun carrying rates among youth growing up in rural areas.
6-Apr-2023 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UW researcher discusses the buzz behind 'Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom'

UW News sat down with Michele Newman, a University of Washington doctoral student in the Information School, to learn more about fans' dedication to "Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom."
31-May-2023 7:45 PM EDT

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Q&A: Have a favorite food memory? How technology can help take you back

Danli Luo, a University of Washington doctoral student of human centered design and engineering, developed a toolkit of sensors and controllers that helped her re-create three dishes from growing up in China: rice wine, tofu and spring roll wrappers.
23-May-2023 3:00 PM EDT

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Q&A: Two ways UW researchers are studying marine microplastics

Two University of Washington researchers are using very different methods to investigate the issue of marine microplastics. For Earth Day, UW News asked them to discuss their research.
19-Apr-2023 2:45 PM EDT

Q&A: UW historian explores how a Husky alum influenced postcolonial Sudan

Christopher Tounsel, associate professor of history at the University of Washington, found multiple connections between Sudan and Seattle while researching his upcoming book. The most prominent was the late Andrew Brimmer, a UW alum who in 1966...
1-Feb-2023 5:10 PM EST

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Q&A: How AI can help people be more empathetic about mental health

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington studied how artificial intelligence could help people on the platform TalkLife, where people give each other mental health support. The researchers developed an AI system that suggested...
23-Jan-2023 12:00 PM EST

Q&A: How ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ impacts financial health

Ed deHaan, associate professor of accounting in the University of Washington Foster School of Business, studies the impact of Buy Now Pay Later on financial health. His research finds that BNPL users faced rapid increases in bank overdraft charges...
16-Nov-2022 6:20 PM EST

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