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October 11, 2017

In 2015, UW Medicine in Seattle was first in a national study to transplant a heart that had traveled between donor and recipient in a blood-ci

October 11, 2017

Most cases of autism appear to be associated with the appearance of new mutations that are not inherited from the child’s parents, researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine report.

October 9, 2017

Treatment with cannabidiol reduces some major symptoms in mice with a genetic condition recapitulating Dravet syndrome, a devastating childhood brain disorder.

October 6, 2017

In the United States and other high-income countries, firearms were used in fewer than 10 percent of terrorist attacks between 2002 and 2016, but they accounted for about 55 percent of the fatalities, according to research

October 4, 2017

Researchers are reporting significant progress in generating a 3-dimensional network of blood vessels that can be grown and manipulated in a laboratory.

October 2, 2017

Kidney organoids are revealing both the factors that influence the formation of kidney cysts, as well as how the disease progresses. The organoids are grown in labware from human stem cells.

September 27, 2017

These computer-designed proteins, which did not previously exist in nature, combine the stability and bioavailability of small molecule drugs with the specificity and potency of larger biologics.  They would not require refrigeration, and they l

September 20, 2017

After a national search, UW Medicine has named Joy Grosser as its new chief information officer (CIO), effective November 1, 2017.

September 19, 2017

How does a driver’s brain realize that a stop sign is behind a bush when only a red edge is showing? Or how can a monkey suspect that the yellow sliver in the leaves is a round piece of fruit?

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