Researchers have shown for the first time, in pregnant nonhuman primates, that Group B streptococcus bacteria employ a toxin to escape first-line immune defenses in the placenta and rapidly infect the amniotic cavity and developing fetus.
Researchers have found that breastfeeding mothers taking the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine have a low risk of side effects.
Matt Gittinger, a UW Medicine physician off-duty from his job at Harborview Medical Center, responded to an alert on his smartphone and helped save a man's life.
A new study by University of Washington researchers reveals how cells keep inflammation in check by secreting protein antagonists that bind to and block inflammatory signals from white cells.
A UW Medicine team in August became the first in the Pacific Northwest to transplant an intestine in an adult patient.
Gamers playing the popular online puzzle game Foldit triumphed over scientists, college students and computer algorithms in a contest to identify a particular protein molecule’s shape.
Surgical residents learn their craft mostly in the operating room, watching and assisting mentors with patient procedures until their skills and poise suffice to fly solo.
A new UW Medicine Telehealth program for mental health and addictions care has had an immediate positive impact in remote, underserved Washington state.
Providing HIV medication to both members of a HIV-serodiscordant couple substantially reduced the risk of transmission within that couple, according to a