Research News

Chemistry researchers advance local company

Lori Robins and Jeff Williams

UW Bothell research chemists continue to help a small Woodinville company that expects to change the world of sanitizing and disinfecting. Chemistry students led by Associate Professor Lori Robins showed that Briotech's prion-destroying solution is stable over time.

 

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Microbial version of Tolstoy principle

colorful microbes

Research led by Jesse Zaneveld, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UW Bothell, found that the bacterial communities that live inside each of our guts react very differently from person to person under stress.  The researchers published a perspective piece in Nature Microbiology outlining the microbial version of the  Anna Karenina principle.

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Amazing skills in virtual reality summer camp

Noah Brown

Some of the same concepts in virtual reality (VR) that took a UW Bothell team to the national finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup were introduced to middle school students at Pacific Science Center summer camps taught by computer science and education majors.

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Belonging means believing in college

New students on campus tour

The three University of Washington campuses implemented a “social belonging” program with student orientation. Researchers have found that students who feel they belong on campus are more connected, more productive and more likely to graduate.

 

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Designing their own health studies experience

Victoria Breckwich Vasquez

The assignment that students created for themselves in BHLTH 498B Latinx Community Engagement and Assessment was to report on needed health services for UW Bothell students. The class was distinguished by how the research was developed, organized and implemented.

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Bothell and the University are in this place together

campus research poster

The University of Washington Bothell and the city of Bothell both share space in the fast-growing Lake Washington watershed. University researchers who are in a unique position to monitor changes will share their insights this fall in a series of free public presentations called Campus Research Connections.

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The heat islands of Snohomish County

Snohomish County map

A UW Bothell Master of Arts in policy studies student mapped the “heat islands” of Snohomish County. Temperatures in areas where nearly all the land is developed or paved can be 10 to 15 degrees warmer at night. The Snohomish Health District is using the research.

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UW Bothell honors community partners

Kara Adams

The University of Washington Bothell honored more than 50 businesses and organizations at a luncheon for its community-based, learning and research partners. The partnerships connect curriculum with experience, create opportunities for faculty research and uphold the University’s mission as a state institution.

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Crowdfunding medical care study draws attention

Bloomberg reports the University of Washington Bothell study “Producing a Worthy Illness: Personal Crowdfunding Amidst Financial Crisis” indicates personal medical campaigns on GoFundMe were likelier to come from people living in states that chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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UW, UW Bothell scientists explain new discovery in gravitational wave astronomy

image of black holes

The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists, including Joey Shapiro Key, assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington Bothell. The discovery was made using a detector located at Hanford in eastern Washington.

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Other Research News

2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Menotr Awards announced
May 12, 2017

The moral failure of crowdfunding health care
April 3, 2017
Features Nora Kenworthy and Lauren Berliner.

Searching for the little red fish in local streams
December 2, 2016
Features Dr. Jeff Jensen

Thousands of crows darken Bothell’s sky, attracting scholars
April 29, 2016
Features Doug Wacker and John Marzluff.
 

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