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A pocket-size research revolution

A breakthrough device is giving new hope to patients with kidney disease. Meet the team behind kidney-on-a-chip — and find out why it’s heading to outer space.

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Redefining Reality

At the UW’s CoMotion Labs, virtual content studio Electric Dream Factory is helping shape an inclusive future for the VR industry.

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A robot confidant

Meet EMAR, a social robot being developed by UW researchers that will help high schools assess student stress and well-being.

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Teri Pollastro was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2003. But with the help of specialized chemotherapy and clinical trials at UW Medicine, she has beaten the survival odds — and has no plans to stop.

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Sapna Cheryan, UW associate professor of psychology, with her Barbie dolls (made to look life size): computer engineer, Katherine Johnson and robotics engineer.
Social Science

Helping Barbie evolve

Professor Sapna Cheryan has spent her career researching the stereotypes surrounding STEM. Now she’s serving on Mattel’s Barbie Global Advisory Council, lending her expertise as the company looks ahead to the toy’s future.

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Harry Husky the mascot pictured with two fans.
Alumni Association

UW Night with the Mariners

Enjoy a night at the ballpark this Saturday and support UW students. $5 for every ticket sold goes directly to student scholarships.

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infant face closeup
Social Science

Babies create ‘neural body map’

A study led by the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences uses infant brain imaging to gauge how the hand, foot and lips are represented in the brains of 2-month-olds — a much younger age than has been studied previously.

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