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UW School of Nursing Dean Azita Emami Credit: Anil Kapahi
Tearing the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, in the knee is an injury common to sports participants. The treatment typically involves surgical reconstruction of the tissue, and then the patient...
Anyone can get skin cancer, and it can occur in places on the body that don't get that much sun, like the hands and fingernails, and feet and toenails. Even if it's cloudy out, UVA rays can make it...
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones' density and strength are reduced. Not only can the condition be debilitating, but a study by researchers in Europe shows 1 in 3 older adults who suffer a hip...
Virtual reality creates an immersive environment that's great for games, but could it be applied to medical procedures? Dr. Wayne Monsky, director of interventional radiology at Harborivew Medical...
Diana Davis was preparing for a family vacation when she found out she had liver cancer caused by hepatitis C. At first, doctors thought she would need a liver transplant. Instead, through the UW...
When it comes to sunglasses, who doesn't want to look cool? But look for ones that will protect your eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration, and other vision diseases. Ashley McCain, an...
Every 15 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury resulting from external forces such as a car crash or a fall. Every five minutes, a person is disabled as a result. Dr...
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...
Four climbers were rescued this week from Mount Rainier, and their experience illustrates one risk of climbing in spring and summer. They became stranded after encountering high winds on their trek,...