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...
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...
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...
Open surgery has long been the convention for treating aortic stenosis, a potentially lethal condition in which a failing aortic valve reduces blood flow from the heart. But TAVR, or transcatheter...
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...
Many researchers realize that mice and rats are social and chatty. They spend all day talking to each other, but what are they really saying? Not only are many rodent vocalizations unable to be...
One in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. For women who survive, there’s always concern about the cancer coming back. Scientists at UW Medicine in Seattle are...
A UW Medicine breast cancer expert discusses a recent prominent study indicating that the most common breast cancer is more insidious than previously understood. See related Q&A with Dr. Nancy...
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...
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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