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New Clean Energy Facility Accelerates Testing of Cleantech Innovations and Launching of Companies

The Clean Energy Institute (CEI), a research unit at the University of Washington (UW), has opened the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean...
16-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immune Cell Serves as an Essential Communications Link for Migrating Cells

Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that macrophages, a common type of cell in the vertebrate immune system, can transmit messages between non-immune cells. Their paper, published online Feb. 16 in the journal Science, is the...
15-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

'The Blob' of Abnormal Conditions Boosted Western U.S. Ozone Levels


Abnormal conditions in the northeast Pacific Ocean, nicknamed “the blob,” put ozone levels in June 2015 higher than normal over a large swath of the Western U.S.
15-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Predicting Autism: Researchers Find Autism Biomarkers in Infancy


By using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of infants who have older siblings with autism, scientists were able to correctly identify 80 percent of the babies who would be subsequently diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age.
14-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Findings Reveal Health, Aging Experiences of LGBT Older Adults Across Nation

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work have released new findings this month on the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in the U.S.
13-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hidden Lakes Drain Below West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier


Drainage of four interconnected lakes below Thwaites Glacier in late 2013 caused only a 10 percent increase in the glacier’s speed. The glacier’s recent speedup is therefore not due to changes in meltwater flow along its underside.
8-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Washington Introduces New Master’s Degree in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology

First UW psychology master’s program launches in fall 2017 to meet the growing need for mental health professionals trained to serve children, teens and families
1-Feb-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Online mapping tool lets Seattle pedestrians avoid hills, construction, accessibility barriers

The University of Washington's AccessMap project has launched a new online travel planner offering customizable suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes when getting from point A to B in Seattle. The team is also...
1-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert on American Indian Law, Federal Lands and Water Rights


9-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Asian Law Expert Available to Discuss Seizure of Drone by Chinese Warship


16-Dec-2016 4:55 PM EST

What Could Washington State's Carbon Tax Proposal Mean for the Nation? University of Washington Expert Available to Comment


7-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Expert: University of Washington -- the Dangerous Implications of a Trump-Putin ‘Bromance’


4-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT

From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing


University of Washington professor Sally Brown and collaborators have published the most extensive compilation to date explaining how to grow urban agriculture, and how doing so could save American cities.
19-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That

University of Washington psychologist Anthony Greenwald has adapted his Implicit Association Test on hidden biases to determine how strongly a football fan supports a certain team.
24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? University of Washington psychologist explains three main ways to calm dogs' fears.
1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

24-May-2013 2:00 PM EDT

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