News Releases

November 30, 2017

University of Washington researchers have pinpointed genetic variants that markedly increase HIV infection risk among people exposed to the virus.

November 28, 2017

Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle have performed the first liver transplant in the Pacific Northwest involving a warm blood-perfusion device to transport the organ between donor and recipient.

November 21, 2017

Nutritional status and lung function are closely related to survival in people living with cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems.

November 21, 2017

An analysis of tissue samples from 107 human brains has revealed details that will advance medical understanding of the biological bases for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in older populations.

November 14, 2017

David Yamashita said his mother was his hero and his continued source of inspiration. But no one in the family knew how dark her moods were until she took her own life by taking a bottle of prescription medicine.

November 9, 2017

The great majority of biopsied moles pose no danger, according to an analysis of 80,000 skin samples that employed natural language processing (NLP) software to glean patient data and generate population-level estimates of diagnoses.

November 3, 2017

One of the biggest lessons learned in the opioid epidemic is that patients taking the highest and most dangerous doses are the people who could be predicted to have poor outcomes, according to a recent article in

October 26, 2017

The Kidney Research Institute, a collaboration of UW Medicine and Northwest Kidney Centers in Seattle, has a major role in an ambitious, newly funded effort to care more precisely for the tens of millions of Americans who have chronic kidney dis

October 25, 2017

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science are using living cells from neurosurgery patients to explore and understand the brain’s building blocks.

October 25, 2017

The event, presented by UW Medicine's Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, will take place from 3:30 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.