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Pay, Flexibility, Advancement: They All Matter for Workers' Health and Safety, Study Shows

The terms and conditions of your employment — including your pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security — influence your overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job, according to new research from the University of...
17-Oct-2019 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Old friends and new enemies: How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts

A research team led by the University of Washington has developed a model that could help foresters predict which nonnative insect invasions will be most problematic. This could help managers decide where to allocate resources to avoid widespread...
16-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants' breathing

University of Washington researchers have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.
16-Oct-2019 5:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

A University of Washington-led study finds that Deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to early learning.
15-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously

With the help of new technologies, a team led by the University of Washington has confirmed that piranhas lose and regrow all the teeth on one side of their face multiple times throughout their lives. How they do it may help explain why the fish go...
15-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Reduce Gun Violence, Lift Roadblocks to Firearm Data

While gun violence in America kills more than 35,000 people a year and as calls for policies to stem the crisis grow, University of Washington researchers point out in a new analysis that barriers to data stand in the way of advancing solutions.
14-Oct-2019 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New UW center receives NIH grant to improve the fight against cancer

To bridge the gap between cancer interventions and their implementation within communities across the country, the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute is funding the creation of six implementation science centers focused on...
11-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW names population health building after Swedish physician and 'very serious possibilist' Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling — a Swedish doctor, statistician, author and professor — will be a name associated with the University of Washington's transformative work in population health. Today, the UW Board of Regents approved naming the $230 million...
10-Oct-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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