Experimental gene therapy cassettes for Duchenne muscular dystrophy have been modified to deliver better performance. The cassettes, which carry the therapy into muscle cells, contain newer versions of a miniaturized treatment gene.
Nearly one in 10 patients with end-stage kidney failure undergoes toe, foot, or leg amputation in their last year of life. During this time, these patients have prolonged stays in healthcare settings and limited access to hospice services.
A study of 84 twin/sibling pairs exposed to alcohol in utero shows that two fetuses exposed to identical levels of alcohol can experience strikingly different levels of neurological damage. Risk of damage does not depend solely on the
Hispanic and black populations have a higher risk of becoming victims of race- or ethnicity- motivated violent hate crimes compared with non-Hispanic whites, according to a new study from the University of Washington.
Many of the medications UW Medicine anesthesiologist Jacob Sunshine administers to patients have profound effects on breathing, similar to the effect of taking illicit opioids outside of a hospital environment.