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...
Kidneys-on-a-chip that rocketed to the International Space Station in May returned via a Pacific Ocean splashdown June 3 in the same Dragon capsule. The devices, part of Tissue Chips in Space, are...
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...
Shingles is a viral infection that can result in a painful rash and, in some cases, lasting nerve damage. A new vaccine will be available soon, and primary-care clinicians are encouraging older...
Maybe one in 9 people – or 15 percent of the people using opioids -- do well long-term because of their pain issue, says Dr. David Tauben, head of the Center for Pain Relief at UW Medicine. Tauben...
(Downloadable video, script) Philippe Hujoel, a University of Washington professor of dentistry, describes an unexpected study finding: Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent ...
(Downloadable video for web and broadcast, and broadcast script) Dr. John Lynch gives guidance about protecting yourself from the annual influenza threat. Lynch is medical director of infection...
Current criteria using head size to diagnose Zika-related brain injury fail to capture more subtle brain damage that can lead to significant learning problems and mental health disorders later in...
Heather Tick, a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a consortium pain task force white paper calling for a reform...
Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist.