High levels of air pollution over time appear to impede a good night’s sleep, according to study findings presented recently. “These findings suggest that commonly experienced levels of air pollution...
UW Medicine researchers recently lead a successful effort to create "designer" stem cells that might lead to advances in cancer and aging, they say. In a paper published in the journal PNAS, the ...
You’d think you’d know if your heart were quivering instead beating normally, but many people who have atrial fibrillation – a serious form of irregular heartbeat or palpitations – don’t feel...
Ed Ward, a retiree living in Twisp, Washington, is the Pacific Northwest’s first recipient of a collar-like device implanted in the heart to improve its pumping efficiency. He was at UW Medical...
As we recover from the effects of daylight-saving time, some may take a melatonin supplement at supper to help with sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that your pineal gland, part of your circadian clock...
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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Murry is a professor of pathology, bioengineering and medicine/cardiology. He directs the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Credit: Clare McLean
(Downloadable video soundbites and lab b-roll) Scientist David Baker discusses creating proteins custom tailored to specific therapeutic targets. See related story.
The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reports that asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease worldwide. Ali Mokdad, professor global health, said asthma is an expensive...
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Artist impression of designed mini-protein binders targeting Influenza hemagglutinin to effectively bind and neutralize the virus.
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...