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New report ‘braids’ Indigenous and Western knowledge for forest adaptation strategies against climate change

Severe droughts and wildfires, invasive species, and large insect outbreaks are straining national forests and surrounding lands. A new report outlines a new approach to forest stewardship that “braids together” Indigenous knowledge and Western...
10-Apr-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Everyday social interactions predict language development in infants

In a study published April 8 in Current Biology, University of Washington researchers found that when the adult talked and played socially with a 5-month-old baby, the baby’s brain activity particularly increased in regions responsible for...
8-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Four Decades of Canned Salmon Reveal About Marine Food Webs

By analyzing 42 years worth of canned salmon, University of Washington scientists show that levels a common marine parasite rose in two salmon species in the Gulf of Alaska from 1979 to 2021. The rise may be a sign of ecosystem recovery, possibly...
4-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Q&A: UW researcher discusses the vital role of Indigenous librarians

Sandy Littletree, a UW assistant professor in the Information School, discusses the importance of working ‘Indigenous ways of knowing’ into libraries, archives and data repositories.
29-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UW researchers taught kids to code with cultural research and embroidery machines

The team taught a group of high schoolers to code by combining cultural research into various embroidery traditions with “computational embroidery.” The method teaches kids to encode embroidery patterns on a computer through a coding language...
14-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Blast-related concussions linked to higher Alzheimer’s risk

“While our research does not prove that veterans who experienced these injuries will develop Alzheimer’s disease, it raises the possibility that they may be on a pathway leading to dementia,” said Dr. Ge Li, the paper's first author and an...
13-Mar-2024 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI analysis of historical satellite images show USSR collapse in 1990s increased methane emissions, despite lower oil and gas production

An AI-powered analysis of 25 years of satellite images yields the surprising finding that methane emissions in Turkmenistan, a former Soviet republic and major oil-producing region, actually increased in the years following the dissolution of the...
13-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Colorectal cancer ‘not an old people’s disease anymore’

Dr. Issaka’s comments follow the January release of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer statistical report for 2024. Among people under 50 in the U.S., the report said, colorectal cancer is currently the No. 1 cause of cancer death among men...
12-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Q&A: How to train AI when you don't have enough data

As researchers explore potential applications for AI, they have found scenarios where AI could be really useful but there’s not enough data to accurately train the algorithms. Jenq-Neng Hwang, University of Washington professor of electrical and...
28-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT

Q&A: How a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease could also work for Type 2 diabetes

Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes are part of a family of amyloid diseases that are characterized by having proteins that cluster together. University of Washington researchers have demonstrated more similarities between the two diseases.
29-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST

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Q&A: Helping robots identify objects in cluttered spaces

Robots in warehouses and even around our houses struggle to identify and pick up objects if they are too close together, or if a space is cluttered.
7-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST

Q&A: UW researchers answer common questions about language models like ChatGPT

A team University of Washington researchers have published a guide explaining language models, the technology that underlies chatbots.
9-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST

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One ovarian cancer fix: removing the fallopian tubes

Women should talk with their doctors about their risk of ovarian cancer and the potential to remove fallopian tubes if they have a planned pelvic surgery, said UW Medicine OB-GYN Dr. Barbara Goff.
17-Nov-2023 7:05 PM EST

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Q&A: Can AI in school actually help students be more creative and self-directed?

Katie Davis, a University of Washington associate professor in the Information School, discusses how generative AI might support learning, instead of detracting from it, if kids can keep their agency.
25-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT

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Q&A: How new software is changing our understanding of human brain development

A team including researchers at the University of Washington recently used new software to compare MRIs from 300 babies and discovered that myelin, a part of the brain’s so-called white matter, develops much slower after birth.
22-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT

Q&A: New book examines intersection between climate and information crises

Adrienne Russell, professor of communication at the University of Washington, examines in her new book how journalism, activism, corporations and Big Tech battle to influence the public about climate change.
11-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT

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