Scientists at UW Medicine and Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center will work closely with peers at Takeda Pharmaceutical to develop novel treatments.
Aging baby boomers are anticipated to propel cases of Merkel cell carcinoma, an often-fatal disease.
The organizations will jointly support hospitals in Alaska, Idaho and Washington.
The researchers hope their novel drug will safeguard patients from the hearing-damaging side effects of powerful antibiotics.
Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby’s head size is normal. The damage can be difficult to detect even with sophisticated brain scans.
Patients with chronic kidney and heart conditions have little benefit from devices that curb irregular heartbeats, researchers find.
The finding could inform test interventions to reduce or eradicate certain bacteria that appear to increase women’s HIV susceptibility.
Acupuncture, massage, tai chi, music therapy and other treatments shown effective in reducing pain.
Inflammation due to infection inside the pregnant womb can alter the activity of genes essential for normal fetal heart formation.
Mathis, an attorney, will start February 20. He replaces Sue Clausen, who is retiring.