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protein

Feedback from 1000s of Designs Could Transform Protein Engineering

The stage is set for a new era of data-driven protein molecular engineering as advances in DNA synthesis technology merge with improvements in computational...
weeds

Lakeshore Researchers Learn to Fight Weeds by Studying Them

On a humid late-June morning, University of Wisconsin–Madison junior Mel Jemiola reaches her clippers into the marsh and snips off the top of a...
Arteries

Engineering Arteries

Stem cell biologists have tried unsuccessfully for years to produce cells that will give rise to functional arteries and offer physicians new options for combating...
photodetector

Thin Photodetector Could Increase Performance Without Adding Bulk

In today’s increasingly powerful electronics, tiny materials are a must as manufacturers seek to increase performance without adding bulk. Smaller also is better for optoelectronic...
cell phonevideo

First Battery-free Cell Phone Makes Calls by Harvesting Ambient Power

University of Washington researchers have invented acellphone that requires no batteries — a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying phones....
bones

Old Bones Lead to New Strategy for Drug Delivery

Taking a hint from archaeology, where centuries-old bones and teeth have been found to harbor intact biological proteins, a team of Wisconsin scientists has...
whalesvideo

Study Shows High Pregnancy Failure in Southern Resident Killer Whales; Links...

A multi-year survey of the nutritional, physiological and reproductive health of endangered southern resident killer whales suggests that up to two-thirds of pregnancies failed...
Puget Sound

UW Oceanography Senior Finds Plastic Microfibers Are Common on Puget Sound...

As the infamous floating “garbage patch” churns up bits of plastic in the tropical Pacific Ocean, a University of Washington undergraduate has discovered a...
Melanoma

Study Examines Accuracy of Melanoma Biopsy Findings

Every year, millions of Americans have a suspicious mole or skin lesion biopsied and sent to a pathologist to learn whether it is a...
movement disordervideo

Brain Signals Deliver First Targeted Treatment for World’s Most Common Movement...

Essential tremor is the world’s most common movement disorder, affecting an estimated 7 million people in the U.S. alone. The hallmark of this disease...
microscopevideo

Microscope Can Scan Tumors During Surgery and Examine Cancer Biopsies in...

When women undergo lumpectomies to remove breast cancer, doctors try to remove all the cancerous tissue while conserving as much of the healthy breast...
polymer

To Connect Biology with Electronics, Be Rigid, yet Flexible

The problem is a fundamental incompatibility in communication styles. That conclusion might crop up during divorce proceedings, or describe a diplomatic row. But scientists designing...
genetic disorder

Machine Learning Can Detect a Genetic Disorder from Speech Recordings

How much information can we extract from a five-minute recording of someone talking? Enough to tell whether that individual may be genetically predisposed to...
drug discovery, phenylketonuria, protein, cellulosic biofuel, Alexander disease, Liquid Crystal

Finding Useful Chemicals from Fungi, Faster

Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but many challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists...
Infectious Diseases

Major Milestone Reached Against Infectious Diseases

A collaboration involving UW Medicine researchers reached a major milestone toward helping investigators create drug therapies and vaccines for some of the world’s major...
magnet

Scientists Discover a 2-D Magnet

Magnetic materials form the basis of technologies that play increasingly pivotal roles in our lives today, including sensing and hard-disk data storage. But as...
transportation

Drone Vs. Truck Deliveries: Which Create Less Carbon Pollution?

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington...
gravitational wave

UW, UW Bothell Scientists Explain New Discovery in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists,...
seaglass

Catching the IMSI-Catchers: Seaglass Brings Transparency to Cell Phone Surveillance

Modern cell phones are vulnerable to attacks from rogue cellular transmitters called IMSI-catchers— surveillance devices that can precisely locate mobile phones, eavesdrop on conversations...
breast cancer, Lymphoma Treatment, Stem-Cell Therapy

Study Sheds Light on Function of Protein Associated with High-Risk Breast...

The function of a protein associated with breast cancer development and metastasis is now better understood, based on a new study by University of Wisconsin...