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Award recognizes research on DNA data storage

University of Washington computer science professor Luis Ceze and Microsoft principal research manager Karin Strauss have won a prestigious award from the Association of Computing Machinery for their work on DNA-based data storage systems. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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COVID-19 projections show higher death tolls ahead

The latest projections for the course of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. suggest that there’s going to be an upswing in the daily death toll, but they differ in how that upswing will develop. If you go by the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus contact tracing is ramping up

The Washington State Department of Health is in the early stages of a massive effort to interview COVID-19 patients and track down those who might have been infected by those patients. Contact tracing is a tried and true technique, typically used … Continue reading

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UW to host institute on climate and oceans

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Washington to host a Pacific Northwest research institute focusing on climate, ocean and coastal challenges, supported by a five-year award worth up to $300 million. Get the news brief on … Continue reading

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17-year-old sample yields promising antibodies

The search for COVID-19 therapies has turned to an antibody that was first identified back in 2003, in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from a similar coronavirus-based disease. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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UW ramps up study of COVID-19 drug cocktail

One of the treatments that’s been talked up by President Donald Trump for COVID-19 — a combination of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, an antibiotic — is the subject of a nationwide study with UW Medicine playing a role. The Phase 2b … Continue reading

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Statistician paints grim picture of COVID-19’s rise

In a newly published study, a University of Washington researcher argues that the eventual death toll from COVID-19 could be more than twice as high as the figures currently being discussed. The study was written by Anirban Basu, a health … Continue reading

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UW wins NASA grant to create a spacey contest

NASA has awarded the University of Washington a $499,864 grant to develop a competition that calls on students to turn a simulated lava tube into a habitat suitable for harboring humans on the moon or Mars. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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New pandemic projection: 135,000 U.S. deaths

The latest projection from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Modeling and Evaluation says the coronavirus pandemic will claim nearly 135,000 lives in the U.S. by August, in part because many states are easing their social distancing restrictions. Other projections also … Continue reading

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Coronavirus modelers raise projected death toll

The timeline has slipped to the right and the projected death toll has trended upward in a new projection from the creators of a closely watched computer model for the course of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. Tonight’s update from the … Continue reading

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