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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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UW Medicine patient appreciative of enjoying life more fully this holiday season

News Releases

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November 22, 2020

Tarantula toxin attacks with molecular stinger

Venom immobilizes prey by interfering with sodium channels that generate electrical signals in the animal’s nerve cells.

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November 18, 2020

UW Medicine limits hospital visitors as COVID-19 precaution

Recent rapid increase in incidence spurs action to protect patients, staff, and community, says health system's president. 

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November 17, 2020

Could robots for sex, friendship improve our aging society?

Social isolation is worsening and detrimental to health. A bioethicist sees an opportunity: robot companions for seniors.