Can a computer algorithm interpret a mammogram as well as an expert radiologist? Not yet – but in a study published today, the most accurate algorithm in a coding contest, when combined with a...
More than 25% of diabetics in the United States are rationing their insulin supply because of costs, a recent study found. Type 1 diabetics need the medication to survive. "When I have patients...
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Dr. Paul Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine, and executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UW School of Medicine, University of Washington.
Melanoma is the most common skin cancer and the fifth most common cancer among adults in the United States. Risk can be reduced by limiting exposure to ultraviolet rays and using sun protection....
Roland Taylor, 69, has faced considerable struggles in life, at times battling homelessness and addiction. Two years ago, he felt a lump in his chest, but ignored it until he discovered that it had...
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...
When the chance of treating cancer through a bone marrow transplant relies on strangers, it can be scary. According to Be the Match, Caucasians have a 77 percent chance of finding a match through the...
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...
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...
Measles vaccine legislation is now on Gov. Jay Inslee's desk. He has expressed support for limiting exemptions such as the one in the bill, which would eliminate Washington state parents' ability to...