December 15, 2017

The puzzle of aging: UW experts are piecing together new ways to live longer and better

Building on decades of research and outreach, UW experts are piecing together new ways to live longer and better.

June 16, 2017

elephant art wolfe, sam wasser

Armed with DNA and forensic science, Sam Wasser fights to save endangered species

Biology professor Sam Wasser fights to save endangered species.

May 25, 2017

microaggressions, john crowley

Could microaggressions affect your health?

Overt racism has long been linked to health disparities, but what about subtle slights?

March 1, 2017

population health, global health, health care

Scientists, doctors and data collectors join forces for population health

Scientists, doctors and data collectors join forces for population health.

February 28, 2017

Health supplement DHEA linked to aggression in birds

An over-the-counter health supplement can be linked linked to aggression in songbirds, suggesting health implications for people who may be using the DHEA hormone.

musicnet, machine learning

STEM researchers arrange dataset to understand classical music

STEM researchers at the UW have arranged a dataset to understand classical music.

June 1, 2016

Nordic Noir: Different heroes for different villains

Clint Eastwood as Detective Dirty Harry, in the 1971 movie of the same name, famously queried a crook: “… being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky’?” We feel lucky to have Andy...

Urban evolution: Creatures are evolving with our cities

Spiders have been creeping into Marina Alberti’s thoughts lately.

March 1, 2016

UW Medicine test drives 2 innovations

Here, we present the tales of two clinical trials of technology that one day could alleviate suffering and improve lives for the hundreds of thousands of people suffering from severe heart problems and kidney failure. Heart in a box Ted Daniels spent 27 years waking up at 3 a.m. so he could tromp around knee-deep...

December 1, 2015

Biology professor among discoverers of 255-million-year-old ‘Scarface’

A team of scientists has identified a new species of “pre-mammal” based on fossils unearthed in Zambia’s Luangwa Basin in 2009. The ancient, dachshund-sized creature lived approximately 255 million years ago, in a time just before the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history. Its discoverers include Christian Sidor, UW professor of biology and curator of...

Gratitude can heighten your sweet tooth, study finds

Gratitude is universally considered a social good—the warm feeling that results from a kindness received. But it can have a dark side: It can impel us to eat more sweets, according to new research by Ann Schlosser, professor of marketing at the Foster School of Business. “Gratitude has sweet side effects,” Schlosser says. “This study...

Swim record: UW fisheries expert puts a number on salmon run

UW fisheries expert puts a number on Bristol Bay's annual sockeye salmon run.