Furfaro: Vaccines for Addiction

Furfaro: Vaccines for Addiction

New NSWA member Hannah Furfaro (@HannahFurfaro) writes for the Seattle Times about the quest to develop vaccines against addictive drugs, which began decades ago and may soon come to fruition thanks to a new research center at the University of Washington. A recently...
Gaines: Groundwater Ecosystems

Gaines: Groundwater Ecosystems

It’s an ecosystem that’s challenging for scientists to venture into, and it’s disappearing fast, writes James Gaines (@the_jmgaines) for Undark. Rather than a remote jungle or forbidding mountains, this ecosystem is the groundwater under our feet, and it’s home to...
Harris: Obsolete Bionic Eyes

Harris: Obsolete Bionic Eyes

Mark Harris (@meharris) coauthored a feature in IEEE Spectrum about retinal implants created by the company Second Sight that have been installed inside the eyes of more than 350 people, providing a crude artificial vision to people who otherwise cannot see. But...
Schubert: Juno’s Legacy

Schubert: Juno’s Legacy

Charlotte Schubert (@schubertcm) writes for GeekWire about the legacy of cellular therapy company Juno Therapeutics (now a Bristol Myers Squibb company) on the Seattle biotech scene (and beyond). The Seattle company launched in 2013, bolstering the region’s reputation...
Sanders: Southern Whidbey Island Fault

Sanders: Southern Whidbey Island Fault

For the Everett Herald, Julia-Grace Sanders (@sanders_julia) wrote a series in May 2021, “Our Fault,” focused on the terrible damage that would be inflicted throughout the Seattle metro region by an earthquake along the relatively little-studied Southern Whidbey...