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April 3, 2018

Airlift Northwest, the first medical air-transport provider in Southeast Alaska, this month began carrying two units of packed red blood cells and two units of plasma on its aircraft based in Juneau.

March 29, 2018

Genetic sequencing of tumor DNA may be simpler and better than the multiple tests now used to check for Lynch syndrome in colorectal cancer patients.  

March 27, 2018

Professors Christopher Murray and Alan Lopez, co-founders of the groundbreaking Global Burden of Disease Study, will receive the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.  It is one of the world’s most esteemed prizes for health research. 

March 16, 2018

Today at exactly  noon EDT (9 a.m. PDT in  Seattle), fourth-year med students across the country opened envelopes and checked smart phone apps to see the fruits of their years of hard work and tenacity.

March 16, 2018

A report on archaic DNA in the genomes of modern people, published March 15 in Cell, expands the understanding of human origins. 

March 15, 2018

A UW Medicine surgeon performed a landmark procedure this week, implanting tiny steroid-releasing devices in a patient’s sinuses to reduce the recurrence of nasal polyps. It was the device’s first West Coast deployment and the third such U.S.

March 15, 2018

The University of Washington School of Medicine, part of UW Medicine, will establish the world’s first academic department devoted to the science of health metrics.

March 14, 2018

In thousands of single cells from embryos, both cell type and developmental stage can be deduced from measurements of chromatin accessibility.

March 12, 2018

Seattle Reign FC and UW Medicine have announced a three-year partnership that makes UW Medicine the Official Health Partner of the club.

March 5, 2018

Fringe loan services may cost poor and working class Americans not only their finances, but also their health, a first-of-its-kind study shows.

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