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Textbook diagrams of cells show a cursory membrane, nucleus and mitochondria. They have never adequately conveyed cells' variation and complexity.

Media contacts: Susan Gregg, UW Medicine, sghanson@uw.edu; Kelly Lawman, OpenNotes; klawman@bidmc.harvard.edu

Troy Reihsen was doing his best to save the injured soldier in front of him.

“You’re going to be OK, buddy, just stay with me,” Reihsen said as he tied a tourniquet on the hemorrhaging right leg, blown off below the knee.

[Editor's note: The lead scientist behind this research, Evan Eichler, has acknowledged that it involved a miscalculatio

When a protein folds correctly, it spurs a biological process in a cell -- one of many that enable the human body to live. Our bodies have about 100,000 distinct proteins, built from strings of amino acids, and each protein has a job to do.

Vision scientists have uncovered some of the reasons behind the unusual perceptual properties of the eye’s fovea.   Among mammals, only humans and other primates have this dimple-like structure in their retinas.

A UW Medicine genome scientist is among about three dozen nationwide whose labs will be funded in continuing U.S. efforts to identify the functional elements of the human genome.

Media contact - Brian Donohue, UW Medicine: 206.543.7856; bdonohue@uw.edu

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Media contact:  Leila Gray, 206.685.0381, leilag@uw.edu

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