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Our nervous systems are remarkable translators, channeling information from many sources and initiating appropriate behavioral responses.
But though we know how a lot about how neurons work, scientists do not...Read more
Estella Leopold, a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology, spent her career immersed in field botany and fossilized pollen grains. But this professional legacy sprouted from a childhood forged...Read more
Four species of pangolin are native across Asia, but due to trafficking, they’re now listed as endangered or critically endangered. As Asian numbers have dwindled, traders have turned their gaze...Read more
In the mid-1960s, Robert Paine, a scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, discovered a hidden organizing principle in the coastal ecosystem he was studying. When a certain species...Read more
Batwoman may be just a comic-book character, but at the UW we have our very own. Her name is Sharlene Santana, and you will find her in an unusually tidy...Read more
Hormones are small signaling molecules that travel between cells and deliver messages to switch on and off specific genes — affecting behavior, environmental responses and growth. Human hormones include testosterone,...Read more