News Releases

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.

July 23, 2019

A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts.

July 18, 2019

Operating rooms are a precious resource. They may account for 50 percent of a hospital’s revenues and cost as much as $80 a minute. But figuring out how much time to allot for a surgery is a challenge every hospital faces.

July 17, 2019

A molecular test, proven more effective than thick blood smears at detecting malaria parasites earlier in an infection, has now received Food and Drug Administration qualification for certain types of clinical trials.

July 16, 2019

A $4.2 million grant to UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) will support projects focused on prescription-opioid abuse, suicide, older adult falls, and pediatric concussion in Washington state and the Pacific

July 11, 2019

Sequencing a genome is getting cheaper, but making sense of the resulting data remains hard. Researchers have now found a new way to extract useful information out of sequenced DNA.

July 11, 2019

It’s possible to take precancerous cells back in time, so to speak, revealing individual DNA mutations in their earliest state and the likely sequence in which those mutations were acquired, according to scientists in Seattle.