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Recent work by our members

#nswasciwire 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.

Miller: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

If you think Seattle is getting stormier, you’re right. Stephen R. Miller, writing in CityLab, reports on research results and climate model predictions that show that rains are heavier in our region than in decades past. Read Stephen’s article and be...

Yan: Four-Legged Refugee Threat

Reporting for HuffPost, Wudan Yan describes Rohingya refugees escaping violence in Myanmar only to encounter a new threat—from elephants. Camps in Bangladesh near the Myanmar border seem to be right where elephants want to wander as they look for food and water....

Arnold: Pain Alternatives

Underlying the U.S. opioid-addiction crisis is widespread chronic pain, writes Catherine Arnold—and we have few treatment options. In a piece that won a 2018 gold Hermes Creative Award, Catherine tells of a University of Utah Health research team that has a $10...

Peeples: Now’s the Time

In her first feature for Nature, Lynne examines a potentially neglected factor in personalized medicine. Could synchronizing therapy with a patient’s circadian clock improve effectiveness? Lynne (@lynnepeeps) talks to researchers who are studying if and how...

Wanucha: Building Your Brain

Spring is here and Genevieve Wanucha, editor of the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Dimensions magazine, has released this season’s issue (pdf). Look for a feature by Genevieve on six practical activities for building brain...