January 4, 2018

It's not too late to get flu vaccine for protection, says Harborview infection-control chief.

picture of UW Medicine Dr. John Lynch
January 4, 2018

Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist. 

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October 9, 2017

Dr. John Lynch gives guidance about protecting yourself from the annual influenza threat. Lynch is medical director of infection control at UW Medicine/ Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

picture of a computer-generated protein molecule
September 27, 2017

Scientist David Baker discusses creating proteins custom tailored to specific therapeutic targets.

September 27, 2017

Scientists have created a way to generate thousands of different mini-protein binders as possible drug candidates.  

The molecular-level events that take place when a flu virus fuses itself to a host cell and starts a new infection were recently revealed in stark resolution by University of Washington researchers. 

A small protein molecule, engineered through computer design, protects against diverse strains of influenza in mice. Its preventive and therapeutic power does not depend on the animals’ own immune response to viral infection. 

Offering restaurant workers flu shots at work nearly doubled the percentage of immunizations among them, according to a small study conducted by researchers at the Univers

The avian influenza outbreak that has led to the destruction of 40 million chickens and turkeys in the United States underscores the close relationship between human and animal health, said Dr.


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