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August 17, 2017

The roundworm stars in the first-ever compilation of gene readouts in every kind of cell in an animal.

August 17, 2017

A UW Medicine cardiologist has taken another step into the realm of heart surgeons in performing a first-in-the-world intentional cut via catheter to replace a patient’s failed artificial aortic valve.

August 17, 2017

If you plan on watching the total solar eclipse on August 21, you are not alone: An estimated 1 million people (including me) will flock to Oregon, not to me

August 14, 2017

A new study describes how head-on collisions between protein machines on chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost the rate of gene mutations that help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist antibiotics, and blunt attacks by immun

August 10, 2017

Drug use caused the deaths of 332 King County residents in 2016, a new record, with opioid-involved overdoses accounting for more than two-thirds of those deaths, according to an annual report published today by the University of Washington’s 

August 9, 2017

SEATTLE – Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research, perhaps the deepest, data-based dive into this suggestion, finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S.

June 23, 2017

Research results reported this week in the journal Science overturn long-held views on a basic messaging system within living cells.  

June 23, 2017

Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), medications widely used against malaria, are safe to administer to women in their first trimester of pregnancy, according to research published today.

June 8, 2017

A collaboration involving UW Medicine researchers reached a major milestone toward helping investigators create drug therapies and vaccines for some of the world’s major infectious diseases.

May 24, 2017

UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is enrolling patients in a clinical trial that may be the final threshold to a new standard of care for aortic-valve replacement. 

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