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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.

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

Results of a two-year study have spurred new national dose levels for the 10 most common adult CT examinations.

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

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

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 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.


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