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Grasses growing in tubes in the foreground. Two people stand behind them. Another person standing to the right.

Tue, 05/11/2021 | UW News

Genetically engineered grass cleanses toxic soil

UW researchers genetically engineered a switchgrass to break down the chemical RDX — a toxic pollutant left by military explosives — using genes from a soil bacterium.

A virtual reality rendition of a river scene

Mon, 05/10/2021 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Worlds of possibility

Four virtual worlds developed by ME research scientist Hunter Hoffman signal the future of VR for health.

picture of UW post-doc Savannah Bifulco

Tue, 05/04/2021 | UW Medicine

Study yields new clue to strokes of undetermined source

Researchers shed light on why some people who have a stroke do not also have abnormal heart rhythms, even though their hearts contain similar scar tissue.

Two researchers standing in the midst of trees devastated by wildfire

Mon, 05/03/2021 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

A burning need

Civil and environmental engineering researchers work to understand and mitigate post-wildfire landslide hazards.

Anna Karlin

Thu, 04/29/2021 | UW News

Anna Karlin elected to National Academy of Sciences

The Bill and Melinda Gates Chair in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering is one of five UW faculty elected this year.

A picture of power lines at sunset. Everything is hazy.

Thu, 04/29/2021 | UW News

Unequal exposure to air pollution

A new study models peoples’ exposure to air pollution — based on race/ethnicity and income level — and shows that exposure disparities among people of color and white people are driven by nearly all, rather than only a few, emission source types.

Professor Hussein assembles hardware

Tue, 04/27/2021 | UW News

Bridging the distance

When the UW returns to in-person learning this fall, instructors like Rania Hussein and Julian Yamaura will bring with them the creative methods developed while teaching remotely.

A coral reef with orange fish swimming around

Wed, 04/21/2021 | UW News

Tracking the movements of stony corals

A new study led by UW researchers borrowed image-analysis methods from engineering to spot the minute movements of a stony coral.

quantum super computer

Mon, 04/19/2021 | UW Magazine

Quantum leap

 In quantum computing, UW researchers see the building blocks of the next technological revolution.

A person looking shocked at what they are seeing on their phone

Mon, 04/19/2021 | UW News

Arguing on the internet

A UW research team is studying how to make online arguments productive.

A collage of five students

Mon, 04/19/2021 | GIX

Engineering team places second in GIX innovation competition

For this year’s challenge, which focused on addressing agricultural challenges, the ECE student team developed MicroPlant, an automated plant moisture monitoring and control system.

Side by side maps of Seattle color-coded based on normalized sidewalk reach between normative walking profile and manual wheelchair user profile. The map on the left shows more extensive NSR for the normative walking profile compared to the map on the right.

Wed, 04/14/2021 | Allen School News

Urban accessibility

Taskar Center researchers offer a roadmap for more robust modeling of pedestrian mobility on a city-wide scale.

a collage of students that participated in the challenge

Wed, 04/07/2021 | Foster Blog

Environmental innovation wins

Student teams placed second and won special prizes in the 2021 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.

the cover of the volume

Mon, 04/05/2021 | UW News

‘Telling Stories’: Imagined tales of artificial intelligence presented by the UW Tech Policy Lab

For “Telling Stories: On Culturally Responsive Artificial Intelligence,” the UW Tech Policy Lab collects stories of AI and its effects on future life. The lab is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School and School of Law.

a medical form titled Alzheimer's Disease on a clipboard next to a brain x-ray, medication, and syringes

Mon, 04/05/2021 | College of Engineering

Alzheimer’s research gets a boost

Bioengineering startup AltPep advances its technology for the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s and other amyloid diseases.

woman holding in a smartphone in front of her face

Thu, 04/01/2021 | UW News

New system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments

A University of Washington-led team has developed a method that uses the camera on a person’s smartphone or computer to take their pulse and respiration signal from a real-time video of their face. 

Kueh lab image T cell timer

Wed, 03/31/2021 | Department of Bioengineering

Delayed action gene switch controls when stem cells become T cells

Bioengineering assistant professor Hao Yuan Kueh has uncovered a molecular timer used by stem cells to control when they differentiate, or turn into a specialized cell type.

microvasculature 3D structure

Wed, 03/31/2021 | Department of Bioengineering

New approach builds capillaries in full 3D complexity

Bioengineering associate professor Ying Zheng has developed a technique that replicates microvasculature in full 3D complexity using multiphoton ablation and laser-guided cellularization. 

carbon fiber

Thu, 03/25/2021 | College of Engineering

The carbon fiber state

How Washington became a global epicenter for advanced carbon fiber.

Azadeh Yazdan

Mon, 03/22/2021 | Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

A larger, clearer window into the brain

UW researchers have received a National Institutes of Health grant to lead a team in creating a unique device for brain study. 

Nathalie Thelemaque

Thu, 03/18/2021 | UW Graduate School

Building for sustainability

Doctoral student Nathalie Thelemaque is studying infrastructure's impact on the environment and communities so she can create sustainable systems.

Woman gives a box of masks to a donation drive at a UW parking lot.

Wed, 03/10/2021

Helpful behavior during pandemic tied to recognizing common humanity

A new University of Washington study links helpful behavior during the pandemic, such as donating medical supplies, to individuals’ feelings of connection to others.

A small white box on a table and a person sitting in front of it (their back is to the camera)

Tue, 03/09/2021

Alexa, do I have an irregular heart rhythm? First AI system for contactless monitoring of heart rhythm using smart speakers

UW researchers have developed a new skill for a smart speaker that acts as a contactless monitor for both regular and irregular heartbeats.

Sheldon Levias writing on a whiteboard

Mon, 03/08/2021

Making connections

When Sheldon Levias came to the UW as an engineering student, he never imagined the path he would travel as an educator and adviser.

illustration of a person putting a ballot in ballot bos with text "The Long Fuse: misinformation and the 2020 election"

Fri, 03/05/2021

UW Center for an Informed Public co-authors report on mis- and disinformation surrounding the 2020 U.S. election

The Election Integrity Partnership, a nonpartisan coalition of research institutions, including the University of Washington, released its final report on voting-related mis- and disinformation during the 2020 U.S. elections.