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...
It's hard to see loved ones hurting, but sometimes even well-intentioned remarks can cause more harm for sexual assault survivors. Emily Dworkin, lead author and senior fellow with the Department of...
Miggie Olsson says that when she learned she had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, it felt like a death sentence. Twelve years later, she knows she's an outlier, based on statistics, but she hopes her...
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...
Dr. Erin Dillon-Naftolin, a UW Medicine psychiatrist working at Seattle Children’s, discusses teen anxiety and depression—what’s behind it and the proven methods of treating it.
Unrelated to alcohol, sugar consumption is the root of most liver transplants in young Americans, a recent study shows. Dr. Judy Chen of UW Medicine's Weight Loss Management Center, talks about...
(Downloadable video, script) Medical scientists are trying to understand how brain cells try to fend off invading viruses. Recently they have learned that a self-destruct trigger found in many...
(Download video, script and still images) In medical parlance, a stroke whose origin is unknown is called "cryptogenic." It's the type of stroke that Val Stewart sustained at age 36. She describes...
(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...
When do video games cross the line from a fun diversion to a mental health disorder? Patricia A. Areán, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of...