Tag Archives: UW Science Now

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

UW Science Now: Sharon Greenblum: Stories from Your Stomach: Jacquelyn Braggin: Viruses Sneak to Survive

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Greenblum’s research in the Genome Sciences Department examines the microscopic bugs in our bodies — and determines which ones make us healthy or sick. Braggin, Microbiology Department, studies the “sneaky tricks” used by viruses to fool the immune system.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

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Natalia Woodward
Climate Change: Keeping Our Lakes Healthy Into the Future

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Woodward, Master’s candidate in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, will explain how we keep regional lakes clean and how we can continue to do so in the face of climate change.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

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Shelley Chestler: Slow Earthquakes
Michelle Weirathmueller: Quakes and Whales

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Chestler’s research in UW’s Dept of Earth and Space Sciences applies the lessons of slow earthquakes to mitigation of the “big one.” Weirathmueller, School of Oceanography, studies fin whale calls in earthquake recordings and how they might save these endangered mammals.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

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Emily Davis: Can Wildfires Rejuvenate Streams?
Brooke Cassell: Fighting Fire with Fire

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These graduate students have fire on the brain. Davis, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, will change the way you think about wildfires. Cassell, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, shares how controlled fires create healthier forests.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

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Megan Cartwright: The Perils and Promises of Carbon Nanotubes
Jane Stieber: The Truth About Teething Gels

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Toxicology PhD student Cartwright will share the lung-damaging possibilities and positives of carbon nanotubes. Dentistry and Public Health graduate student Stieber shares a potentially deadly effect of teething gels.

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Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30pm

UW Science Now
Christina Jones: How Cells Decide Who to Be
Jesse Macadangdang: Building a Heart in a Dish

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Jones, UW PhD candidate in Pharmacology, explains how stem cells use signals to communicate. Bioengineering graduate student Macadangdang shares his quest to better understand heart disease.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

UW Science Now
Ian Johnson: Tiny Rockets For Small Satellites
Michael Hutchins: Finding Lightning

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Johnson, a graduate student in UW’s Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics, shares research which would extend the length of satellite missions. Hutchins, PhD candidate in the Earth and Space Sciences Dept, looks at the causes of lightning around the world.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6:00 – 7:30pm

***CANCELLED*** UW Science Now: Liz Burton: A Rapid & Inexpensive Method of Poliovirus Detection

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:00 – 7:30pm

UW Science Now: Laura Newcomb: Hang on, Battered Mussels! AND Kirsten Feifel: Harmful Algal Blooms & Climate Change

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In this UW Science Now double-header, Laura Newcomb discusses the challenges of intertidal mussels, and Kirsten Feifel addresses harmful algal blooms and climate change.

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Friday, June 7, 2013, 6:00 – 7:30pm

UW Science Now: Ethan Ahler: What Cancer Eats & Why it Matters

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Understanding how cancerous cells differ from normal cells is key to improving our ability to design smarter drugs, says UW researcher Ethan Ahler. One such difference is their diet, and by understanding such differences, Ahler says, we can potentially develop therapies to exploit them.

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