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The University of Washington (UW) is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2015 rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.

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Research by scientists at the University of Washington, the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and the University of Cologne indicates that carefully designed cocktails of broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bNAbs, could help treat HIV while minimizing the risk of the virus evolving to “escape” treatment.
A study from UC San Diego, UCLA, UNC, UW, Columbia, and Northwestern finds that the accelerated biological aging of the body — epigenetic age acceleration specifically — is associated with less longevity, poorer mobility and mental function.
Scientists at UW have documented a previously unknown subpopulation of polar bears living in Southeast Greenland.
According to new research from the University of Washington, narcissism can cause knowledge barriers within organizations.
A novel algorithm developed by University of Washington researchers to discover asteroids in the solar system has proved its mettle. The first candidate asteroids identified by the algorithm — known as Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery, or THOR — have been confirmed by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center.
Social cohesion, normally associated with positive outcomes in physical and mental health, can be a liability during a pandemic, according to new research by the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Washington.
Researchers from the University of Washington, the University of Chicago show that the optic gland in a maternal octopus undergoes a massive shift in cholesterol metabolism, resulting in dramatic changes in the steroid hormones produced.
Researchers from the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) Network, which includes the University of Washington, used MRI to demonstrate that in babies who later develop autism, the amygdala grows too rapidly in infancy.
University of Washington Urban Ecology Research Lab examines whether parallel evolution is occurring in cities all over the world.
Researchers at UW highlight a downside to the adoption of meditating - it can reduce feelings of guilt, thus limiting reactions like generosity that are important to human relationships.