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gene gun malaria vaccine study
August 31, 2018

Sean Murphy, a physician and scientist at the University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine, explains the latest efforts in his lab to develop a malaria vaccine.  In mice studies, his team is harnessing T cells to fight malaria in t

August 31, 2018

After an infected mosquito bite, malaria parasites travel from the bite site to the liver.  For that reason, the liver has become the target of numerous efforts to develop a potential vaccine.

June 25, 2018

Several years ago, during a time of stress, Seattle cabinet maker Michael Barton developed a case of shingles. [See related video.]

picture of carpenter Michael Barton sanding wood
April 23, 2018

Several years ago, during a time of stress, Seattle cabinet maker Michael Barton developed a case of shingles.  A sensitive area developed around his armpit and shoulder blade -- on the skin and underneath it, he said.

February 16, 2018

The idea for a "gene gun" that delivers a vaccine into skin cells traces its provenance more to wheat and tomatoes rather than HIV and influenza.

picture of vials of blood samples
January 31, 2018

One in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.  For women who survive, there’s always concern about the cancer coming back. Scientists at UW Medicine in Seattle are developing a new vaccine to try to stop such recurrenc

February 27, 2018

As if it was not unnerving enough to get breast cancer: Many women who survive breast cancer run the risk of having the cancer return in another part of the body.

University of Washington School of Medicine Microbiologist Deborah Fuller
December 21, 2017

Deborah Fuller, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks about her research into creating a universal flu vaccine. 

December 21, 2017

Getting a flu shot every year can be a pain.

picture of UW Medicine physician Seth Cohen
November 6, 2017

Shingles is a viral infection that can result in a painful rash and, in some cases, lasting nerve damage.

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