News Releases

July 5, 2019

To people trying to help a survivor of sexual assault, take note. Saying the following could lead to serious harm:

“At least it wasn’t worse!”

“Let’s take your mind off of this.”

July 3, 2019

As medical science links certain genetic mutations with a greater variety of cancers, the names for these risk syndromes are falling out of step.

July 3, 2019

New findings show how a genetically aberrant, fused protein promotes a rare form of liver cancer in adolescents and young adults.

July 2, 2019

Drug and alcohol use caused the deaths of 415 King County residents in 2018, up from 379 in 2017, according to two new reports published today by Public Health – Seattle & King County and the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse

June 24, 2019

The American Heart Association today announced a concerted research effort toward sudden cardiac

June 19, 2019

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating.

June 9, 2019

Intervening aggressively to roll back the onset of type 2 diabetes does works in adults, but once the medication and treatment ends, the disease always returns, according to a 

June 4, 2019

A team of researchers encoded their specialized knowledge into the computer game Foldit to enable citizen scientists to successfully design synthetic proteins for the first time.

May 29, 2019

The University of Washington in Seattle is among eight U.S. research sites undertaking a study to confirm whether brain imaging can detect signs of autism spectrum disorder in infants. 

May 16, 2019

Synthetic proteins have been created that move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable ways. These motile molecules were designed from scratch on computers, then produced inside living cells.