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UW Medicine researchers have developed a technique for inserting a gene into specific cell types in the adult brain in an animal model.

Historically, people whose aortic valve functions poorly have been directed to open-heart surgery, the “gold standard” of care. Since 2011, though, the U.S.

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A collaboration involving UW Medicine researchers reached a major milestone toward helping investigators create drug therapies and vaccines for some of the world’s major infectious diseases.

Research has identified a new way that viruses keep infected cells alive – so the viruses can use the cells to reproduce. The finding suggests it may be possible to target this process to treat viral infections.

Media contact:  Sarah Guthrie, gu3@uw.edu, 206 543-3485,

UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is enrolling patients in a clinical trial that may be the final threshold to a new standard of care for aortic-valve replacement. 

A May 24 editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine states that the proposed 2018 federal budget jeopardizes the future of the Fogarty Internation

As the number of bike crashes increases, Consumer Reports looks at the role of bike helmets in protecting against debilitating injury or death.

Certain illnesses in household pets could be warnings of household or neighborhood toxic exposures to people.

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