#SCIENCEWIRE

Recent work by our members

NSWA’s #sciencewire highlights the published writing of NSWA members each month. Would you like to see your writing featured? Please suggest an item online or send a link or PDF file to Chris Tachibana at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Wanucha: Brain Games

Monkeys playing banana video games, reports Genevieve Wanucha, are helping University of Washington scientists understand Alzheimer’s disease. Genevieve (@genevievemw) visits a laboratory at the Memory & Brain Wellness Center to learn how researchers are...

Webber: Dr. Universe Lives in Pullman

Rachel Webber (@raeweb) has a secret life. By day: science and research writer at Washington State University. At night: Dr. Wendy Sue Universe, who looks like a cartoon cat but is actually an expert in any and all fields of science. Want to know how plants hold dirt,...

Rickey: River Liver

Waterways don’t have actual organs. But Tom Rickey (@trickeyPNNL) makes a convincing case that a river’s edge performs vital cleansing and regulating functions, just like our liver. Tom writes about a recent Nature Communications paper by Pacific Northwest National...

Bailey: Saving Salmon, Nordic Style

Kevin Bailey sails the fjords of Norway to trace the history of the Atlantic salmon. Writing for Earth Island Journal, Kevin tells of visiting the fishing village of Voss, where he hikes the hillsides, tours the river, and talks with scientists about preserving the...

Matrajt: Science News Roundup

Need to catch up on local science news? Graciela Matrajt writes for and edits the newsletter for the Association for Women in Science, Seattle chapter. She gives us updates on developments at local biotech and pharma companies, reports on regional research...