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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Lung Association. There are no effective medicines that reduce mortality from the disease.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) announced today, Wednesday, Jan. 25, the foundation’s commitment to invest $279 million in IHME to expand its work over the

Traces of protein changes that have occurred over millions of years of evolution have allowed scientists to quickly decipher the 3-D shape of hundreds of proteins.  Previously, these structures had remained a long-standing puzzle.

In suburban Nepal less than half of the adults with high blood pressure know they have it, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.

A group of Washington state soccer players who developed cancer did not do so at a higher-than-expected rate, compared with all soccer players of a similar age range and playing experience, the state Department of Health announced today.

A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies—what’s called our "microbiome"—affect our health.

Primary-care doctors make first-line decisions about which patients – say, with an abnormal mole or a gastric complaint – should be referred out for cancer tests that are often expensive, invasive or difficult to schedule quickly.

Students who binge-drink on their 21st birthday are more likely to drink heavily in the future, according to research published thi

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle have deciphered key rules that govern how proteins form pocket-like structures essential to many protein functions.

In the 1980s, cardiologists recognized that patients with heart failure – a poor quality of blood-pumping that can persist for years – were also more likely to die suddenly of cardiac arrest. 

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