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UW graduate student Katherine Heal
2014-02-25 06:38:00

The phrase, 'Eat your vitamins,' applies to marine animals just like humans. Many vitamins, including B-12, are elusive in the ocean environment.

Credit Card-sized Device Could Analyze Biopsy And Help Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer In Minutes
2014-02-07 13:01:23

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest cancers.

Fruit Flies Are Relentless Party Crashers
2014-02-05 13:30:09

That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search, one that’s been described for the first time by researchers at the University of Washington.

Complications From Facelifts Eased With Help Of New 3-D Imaging Technique
2014-01-28 11:47:02

Millions of people each year remove wrinkles, soften creases and plump up their lips by injecting a gel-like material into their facial tissue. These cosmetic procedures are sometimes called “liquid facelifts” and are said to be minimally invasive.

Study Shows Rock Can Turn Into Soil Faster Than Previously Thought
2014-01-17 11:09:55

Geologic time is shorthand for slow-paced. But new measurements from steep mountaintops in New Zealand show that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast as previously believed possible.

Researchers Count Thousands Of Fish Using A Glass Of Water
2014-01-16 15:08:16

A mere glass full of water from Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon Open Sea tank, among the 10 largest aquariums in the world, is all scientists really needed to identify the Pacific Bluefin tuna, dolphinfish and most of the other 13,000 fish swimming there.

2014-01-14 23:00:36

Warren Lawless, a pillar of Western University of Health Sciences and West Seattle who dedicated his life to service, has died at age 95. Pomona, Calif.

2014-01-10 08:23:58

Nomogram aims to enable informed decision-making and personalized treatment SEATTLE, Jan.

Study Shows Genetically Identical Bacteria Can Behave In Entirely Different Ways
2014-01-02 15:32:39

Although a population of bacteria may be genetically identical, individual bacteria within that population can act in radically different ways.

2013-12-21 23:03:22

University of Washington-Bothell graduate students are building new computer-designed tools to end the inadequate screening of children's vision in America's public schools, beginning


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