virology

May 2, 2021

Findings may explain why people can produce high levels of the coronavirus and spread infection before symptoms appear.

April 29, 2021

UW School of Medicine honors Drs. Keith Jerome and Alex Greninger for creating test to diagnose COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic.

picture of Gov. Jay Inslee talking with Pavitra Roychoudhury
April 19, 2021

On April 16, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee toured the UW Medicine Virology Lab, meeting with a small group of scientists whose leadership was crucial to local and national responses to COVID-19's emergence.  

April 15, 2021

Findings suggests such defective genomes exist in many classes of DNA viruses that cause human disease.

January 25, 2021

UW Medicine virologists identified two cases of the variant in specimens collected from Snohomish County residents.

December 16, 2020

The convenient BinaxNOW test for COVID-19 antigens can detect patients with recent symptoms, but may miss others.

October 29, 2020

The UW Medicine Virology Lab has hit a major milestone. On Tuesday night, they tested their millionth COVID-19 sample since the pandemic began in March.  Most samples have been negative for the virus, with a 4.1% positivity rate.

September 10, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 usually triggers a strong immune response, but less so in men and people over 60.

August 18, 2020

Blood samples taken before and after an outbreak at sea provide the first direct evidence that neutralizing antibodies can prevent new infections in people.

July 21, 2020

Research by UW Medicine and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation aims to discern prevalence of infection across Washington state.

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