News Releases

August 21, 2019

Patients with severe ankle arthritis who had total ankle replacement surgery, a procedure called arthroplasty, did better overall after two years than those that had the more traditional surgery that fuses the joint, called arthrodesis, a multi-

August 20, 2019

The University of Washington School of Medicine and VA Puget Sound Health Care System today announced a two-year partnership to develop new uses of 3D printing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of complex heart conditions.

August 14, 2019

Researchers have now obtained the long-sought after, resting-state structure of a voltage-gated sodium channel.  These types of channels in living cells form a voltage-regulated pore that allows rapid passage of positively charged sodium atoms a

August 7, 2019

UW Medicine’s lung-transplant team, the only such providers in the Pacific Northwest, performed their 1,000th transplant on July 7, 2019.  Ten other U.S. programs have reached such a milestone.

August 5, 2019

A team of scientists in South Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits by using a tiny brain implant managedby a smartphone.

July 30, 2019

University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, part of UW Medicine, has once again been named U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital in Washington state and in the Seattle metropolitan area.

July 25, 2019

What happens when we give up? 

July 24, 2019

Scientists have created the first completely artificial protein switch that can work inside living cells to modify—or even commandeer—the cell’s complex internal circuitry.