A a game called Foldit is enabling citizen scientists to design brand new proteins, and to participate in protein engineering discovery. It's a free online game challenging gamers to design...
One idea for treating disease is to be able to program cells. Now, a major advance in synthetic biology allows for that kind of control that hasn't been seen before. The Institute for Protein Design...
(Downloadable video and script) Anitha Pasupathy explains her lab's neuroscience work on how the brain functions when trying to recognize fully visible and partially covered shapes. Pasupathy is an...
(Downloadable video soundbites and lab b-roll) Scientist David Baker discusses creating proteins custom tailored to specific therapeutic targets. See related story.
Alzheimer’s is a slow-progressing disease that can be latent for 15 years before developing into cognitive impairment and dementia. And evidence suggests that healthy behaviors can delay the...
Recent studies indicate that infants born prematurely have a higher risk of developing heart disease later in life. Now, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle have...
A recent PLOS One study of 10,000 schoolchildren in India shows that children who spend seven hours a week on screens triple their risk of myopia or nearsightedness -- not being able to see far away...
Jesse Fann, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a paper in Lancet Psychiatry, "Long-term risk of dementia among...
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Artist impression of designed mini-protein binders targeting Influenza hemagglutinin to effectively bind and neutralize the virus.
Dr. Cecilia Lee, assistant professor of opthalmology with the University of Washington School of Medicine, is lead author of a study published Aug. 8 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the...