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Amount of phthalates in average American diet exceeds EPA threshold, study finds

A young child consuming a typical US diet is exposed to phthalate levels more than twice as high as those considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency , according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the journal Environmental Health in June.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

5 hrs ago | Science Daily

New compound treats both blindness, diabetes in animal studies

A chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes has been developed by researchers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, UC San Francisco, Genetics, California

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Olympian

STP, Black Lake Regatta begin Saturday

Two recreational events that come to South Sound annually - the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic and the Blake Lake Regatta - will be Saturday and Sunday.


Related Topix: Thurston County, WA, Tenino, WA, McKenna, WA

KING-TV Seattle

UW study finds pros and cons of fitness gadgets

SEATTLE Self-tracking wristband gadgets and Smartphone "life-logging" apps are gaining popularity.


Related Topix: Seattle, WA

Business Journal

Federal money adds 24 new medical residencies in Washington state's most doctor-starved regions

Dr. D. Kojo Hamilton , a neurosurgeon at Oregon Health & Science University, teaches spinal surgery techniques to medical residents and fellows at the Seattle Science Foundation.


Related Topix: Oregon Health & Science University, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Washington

KUOW-FM Seattle

Aging With Grace For Boomers With Disabilities

There's a lot of emphasis on healthy aging, as more baby boomers hit 65. But what about those seniors who don't ski and skydive for fun? For many, older adulthood brings some decline in function.


KUOW-FM Seattle

Why Shakespeare Resonates For A New Audience

Summer means Shakespeare has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. You can see Shakespeare in parks, tents and even theaters in every major city and a few quaint towns.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Prison


Dufner honors former Auburn football player

Check out images from the first round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.


Related Topix: Merseyside County, England, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom

the Pigeoning Returns to Here Tonight

HERE has announced the return of its recent hit The Pigeoning, by Robin Frohardt, in an encore engagement July 9 - August 16. The Pigeoning lands in New York in Summer 2014 following a wildly successful run December 3-22, 2013, as part of HERE's 2013-2014 producing season.


Related Topix: Theater, Movies, Entertainment, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Hispanic Business

Research Conducted at University of Washington Has Updated Our...

The TA expresses itself in Doppler images as time-varying color." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the , "To define the TA quantitatively, beam-forming and Doppler processing were performed on raw per channel radio-frequency data collected when imaging human kidney stones in vitro.


Wed Jul 09, 2014


Heroin deaths on the rise: 'It's here, it's big, it's hitting young adults'

More and more young people are dying of heroin overdoses in King County, and the alarming trend has experts working overtime to save lives.


Related Topix: Drugs, Washington, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Seattle Times

These books are must-reads for Vashon neighbors

In her 60s, Dorothy Hall-Bauer moved to Vashon Island and began reinventing herself.


Related Topix: Vashon, WA, Tacoma, WA

Mental Help Net

Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism

A genetic mutation that increases the risk for a certain form of autism and causes specific physical traits and symptoms has been identified by researchers.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Seattle hospital testing brain trauma drug

The hospital's chief trauma doctor, Dr. Eileen Bulger, says the drug known as TXA is already approved to stop internal bleeding.


Hispanic Business

Studies from University of Washington Update Current Data on Stem...

Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Stem Cell Research are discussed in a new report.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Journalism, Genetics, Medicine

Redmond Reporter

New faces this fall at LWSD schools and district offices

When Lake Washington School District schools open Sept. 2, there will be a number of new faces, including five new principals, two transfers and six new associate principals.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Whitworth University, Western Washington University, Mukilteo, WA

Journal of the San Juans

Transfer of ancient Samish canoe builds bridges to the past

Samish Nation Councilman Dave Blackton presents a custom-made hand drum to San Juan Historical Society board member Don Nixon and Society President Mary Jean Cahail, June 28. Ownership of a Samish canoe, believed to date from pre-contact, has been formally transferred to the Samish Indian Nation from the San Juan Island Historical Society & Museum.


Related Topix: Nooksack, WA, Puyallup, WA

WGRE-FM Greencastle

Gift by Family of Late Prof. Howard Burkett Will Endow Student...

Lucile E. Burkett of Greencastle has made a $50,000 gift to DePauw University in honor of her late husband, Howard B. Burkett, professor emeritus of chemistry at DePauw and 1938 graduate of the University.


Related Topix: DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, Chemistry

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Shikha Dalmia on Gold and Gods in Modern India

It's an hour after opening time at a posh jewelry store in New Delhi. The scene is unusually sedate.


Related Topix: World News, India, Boston University

American Library Association

The academic library administrator's field guide

The daily administration of an academic library often leaves you needing quick advice on the topic at hand.


Related Topix: Libraries, Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University