Increasing health expenditures by $5 per person per year over the next two decades in 74 countries could yield up to nine times that value in economic and social benefits, according to a recent study in The Lancet.

A substantial fraction of the Neanderthal genome persists in modern human populations.  A new approach applied to analyzing whole-genome sequences data from 665 people from Europe and East Asia shows that more than 20 percent of the Neanderthal

A genetic study of adult twins and a community-based study of adolescents both report novel links between sleep duration and depression. The studies were published Feb.

New imaging technology from UW engineers lets scientists see what happens within the smallest blood vessels after an injection of filler material commonly used in facelifts. 

“When parents come in with their child to see a pediatrician or a family doctor, they’ve got two questions when their child has a coug

UW Medicine is undertaking a 15-patient trial of a specialized ultrasound device to move, not obliterate, kidney stones. The device is being developed by the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory.

A new drug, pritelivir, may offer a new treatment option for patients with genital herpes, a study led by University of Washington researchers has found. The study appears in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

Concussions are common among middle-school girls who play soccer, and most continue to play with symptoms, according to a study by John W. O’ Kane, M.D., of the University of Washington Sports Medicine Clinic, Seattle, and colleagues.

Preclinical studies show that gene therapy can improve muscle strength in small- and large-animal models of a fatal congenital childhood dis

Evaluating war’s toll on a besieged nation is extraordinarily complex. Doing so without funding from an outside agency or organization makes such an evaluation even harder to pull off.


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