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Critical Race Theory at Center of UW Study of Unequal Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction

With a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, researchers at the University of Washington will explore one of the most important questions related to a federal emergency policy change: whether those changes helped with another...
27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seattle Democracy Vouchers Increase Donations, Number of Candidates in City Elections

A new study from Alan Griffith, assistant professor of economics at the University of Washington, shows that Seattle's democracy voucher program has increased the number of voters donating to city elections and the number of candidates in those...
26-May-2022 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘I Don’t Even Remember What I Read’: People Enter a ‘Dissociative State’ When Using Social Media

Researchers at the University of Washington found that people might not be 'addicted' to social media. Instead they get stuck in a state of dissociation, like what happens when you are reading a good book.
23-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes May Adopt Other Healthy Routines

A University of Washington study of adult smokers finds that those who switch to vaping some or all of the time may adopt other healthy behaviors.
12-May-2022 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Changes in Cholesterol Production Lead to Tragic Octopus Death Spiral

Cholesterol metabolism is responsible for an unusual "death spiral" that some octopus mothers undergo after laying their eggs. The research, published May 12 in Current Biology, reveals that steroid hormones play critical roles in metabolism,...
12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Consensus approach proposed to protect human health from intentional and wild forest fires

Climate change and decades of fire suppression that have increased fuels are contributing to larger and more intense wildfires and, in order to improve forest health and reduce these explosive fires, prescribed and managed fire is necessary.
9-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division

According to a model created by University of Washington research professor James Anderson, a genetically predetermined limit on your immune system may be the key to why COVID-19 has such a devastating effect on the elderly.
9-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experiments Measure Freezing Point of Extraterrestrial Oceans to Aid Search for Life

A planetary scientist worked with engineers to measure the physical limits of a liquid for salty water under high pressure. Results suggest where robotic missions should look for life on the ice-covered oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa and...
3-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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