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Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires

Researchers synthesize how climate change will affect the risk of wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana. The study also suggests how managers and individual landowners in different ecosystems can best prepare.
2-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Republican Governors Delayed Key COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures

New research by the University of Washington examines factors that contributed to decision-making by governors in all 50 states to combat the novel coronavirus.
1-Apr-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does antimalarial drug prevent COVID-19? Study seeks answers

A multi-site clinical trial, led by the University of Washington School of Medicine in collaboration with New York University Grossman School of Medicine, aims to definitively determine whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent transmission in people...
30-Mar-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW researcher identifies workers most harmed by economic disruption due to COVID-19

The nearly 20% of U.S. workers, or 28.2 million, in occupations where interacting with the public is important, but using a computer is not — such as in food service, retail, personal services and transportation operators — are especially...
26-Mar-2020 6:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW researchers to study resilience, well-being among King County residents during pandemic

University of Washington researchers have launched the King County COVID-19 Community Study — or KC3S — to gather data through April 19 on how individuals and communities throughout King County are coping with the measures put in place to...
24-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Sushi parasites’ have increased 283-fold in past 40 years

A new study led by the University of Washington finds dramatic increases in the abundance of a worm that can be transmitted to humans who eat raw or undercooked seafood. Its 283-fold increase in abundance since the 1970s could have implications for...
16-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How people investigate — or don't — fake news on Twitter and Facebook

UW researchers watched 25 participants scroll through their Facebook or Twitter feeds while, unbeknownst to them, a Google Chrome extension randomly added debunked content on top of some of the real posts.
18-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Fatal attraction’: Small carnivores drawn to kill sites, then ambushed by larger kin

University of Washington researchers have discovered that large predators play a key yet unexpected role in keeping smaller predators and deer in check. Their “fatal attraction” theory finds that smaller predators are drawn to the kill sites of...
16-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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