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) David Yamashita talks about his mother, Patty, who died by suicide after suffering from mental illness. The video is one of the real-life stories incorporated into a six-hour...
The Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been awarded $11.3 million from the Open Philanthropy Project to support the institute’s technological...
March is Colorectal Cancer Month. In these video soundbites, Dr. Erin O. Lange, a UW Medicine colorectal surgeon, talks about symptoms to watch for, no matter your age.
Andrew Gregory thought his gut pain was the flu, or maybe an ulcer. But it wasn’t enough for the Colorado businessman to seek a medical opinion – even after he had lost 40 pounds. “I was your...
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a molecule that amps up immune cells to fight off infections. While it is effective, the problem with IL-2 is that it causes a lot of toxicity in patients. Researchers at the...
The Institute for Protein Design will become an innovation hub for new therapeutics for a variety of common, serious diseases. It will also engineer new nanomaterials for industry. Through computer...
You typically hear of colon cancer being diagnosed in adults over 50, but the last 10 years have seen a sharp rise among patients in their 20s and 30s. Marcio Torre was 43 when he first noticed...
It's scary to think about, but an infection during pregnancy, whether the flu or a urinary tract infection, appears to increase a child's risk of being diagnosed with depression or autism. ...