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2013-08-08 14:05:03

Organic solar cells that convert light to electricity using carbon-based molecules have shown promise as a versatile energy source but have not been able to match the efficiency of their silicon-based counterparts. Now, researchers have discovered a synthetic, high-performance polymer that behaves differently from other tested materials and could make inexpensive, highly efficient organic solar panels a reality. The polymer, created at the University of Washington and tested at the...

2013-08-08 13:57:33

A team from the University of Washington has unveiled a comprehensive portrait of the genome of the world’s first immortal cell line, known as HeLa. The cell line was derived in 1951 from an aggressive cervical cancer that killed Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old African-American tobacco farmer and mother of five – the subject of the 2010 New York Times best-seller, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” They will also be...

2013-08-08 09:26:53

University of Washington-Group Health study in New England Journal of Medicine A joint Group Health–University of Washington (UW) study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that higher blood sugar levels are associated with higher dementia risk, even among people who do not have diabetes. Blood sugar levels averaged over a five-year period were associated with rising risks for developing dementia, in this report about more than 2,000 Group Health patients...

2013-08-06 12:12:07

Researchers have long suspected some kind of link between childhood abuse and smoking. But in an interesting twist, a new study from the University of Washington finds a connection not between whether or not abused children will ever begin smoking but to how much they smoke once if do start. “In other words, people are as likely to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but they’re inclined to smoke more if they were abused and...

2013-08-02 12:37:49

The substance protects the body's supply of a cell signal for muscle regeneration A trace substance in caramelized sugar, when purified and given in appropriate doses, improves muscle regeneration in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The findings are published today, Aug. 1, in the journal Skeletal Muscle. Morayma Reyes, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and Hannele Ruohola-Baker, professor of biochemistry and associate director of the Institute for Stem Cell...

Previously Unknown Natural Affinities May Have Set Stage For Life To Ignite
2013-07-30 09:24:26

University of Washington The chemical components crucial to the start of life on Earth may have primed and protected each other in never-before-realized ways, according to new research led by University of Washington scientists. It could mean a simpler scenario for how that first spark of life came about on the planet, according to Sarah Keller, UW professor of chemistry, and Roy Black, UW affiliate professor of bioengineering, both co-authors of a paper published online July 29 in the...

2013-07-20 23:02:28

Rio Salado College has partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to offer a new, low-cost online bachelor's degree completion program in early childhood education. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) July 20, 2013 Rio Salado College has partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to offer a new, low-cost online bachelor's degree completion program in early childhood education. This flexible degree helps students earn the credits they need to qualify for admission to the new UW...

Designing Better Biometric Identification Systems
2013-07-17 05:03:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Personal experience and preferences may help explain why fingerprint, eye- and face-recognition technologies have not yet replaced traditional passwords, University of Washington researchers reported on Tuesday in one of the first studies to examine the issue of authentication preferences. Despite their inefficiencies, passwords are still the most common electronic authentication system in use today, protecting everything from our...


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