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February 1, 2019

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.

February 19, 2019

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.

January 23, 2019

Severe traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in children leaving 61 percent of survivors  with a lifelong disability, ac

Pregnant woman
January 16, 2019

It's the question many ask: Is there a safe amount to drink during pregnancy?

January 16, 2019

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

January 9, 2019

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.

January 8, 2019

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.

Angie Karalis Johnson and Russ Van Gelder tour the Karalis Johnson Retina Center
January 8, 2019

The Karalis Johnson Retina Center opened at UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus in 5,000-plus square feet of space.

David Baker talking to researcher
January 9, 2019

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a molecule that amps up immune cells to fight off infections. While it is effective, the problem with IL-2 is that it causes a lot of toxicity in patients.

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