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UW business incubator gets top spot in global ranking

The UW’s New Ventures Facility has been named emerging incubator of the year in a global ranking of top university business incubators.

UW startup creates underwater robotics with a human touch

A team of University of Washington scientists and engineers working at the Applied Physics Laboratory is creating a control system for underwater remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs. Researchers will demonstrate the technology at the SmartAmerica Challenge in Washington, D.C. in June.

Nanopore sequencing technology lands licensing deal

A San Diego company has licensed UW-developed technology capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule.

World renowned brain cancer researcher to join UW Medicine

Neurosurgeon Eric Holland has been recruited to establish a preeminent brain cancer program at UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute.

Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

Scientists come closer to boosting heart muscle by powering its contractile machinery.

UW medical students match up with residency programs nationwide

On Match Day, students at medical schools across the nation find out where they will train as residents.

Chemical makes blind mice see

A chemical that temporarily restores some vision to blind mice has been discovered.  Its discoverers are working on  an  improved compound that may someday allow people with degenerative blindness to see again. Read the paper in Neuron News release on earlier study A team of UW Medicine researchers, in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, Berkeley,

UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center take top two spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals state, metro rankings

U.S. News latest hospital rankings UW Medicine’s two academic medical centers are ranked the best in the region and the state of Washington in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Hospitals. UW Medical Center holds the No. 1 rank and Harborview Medical Center is No. 2 out of 35 hospitals in the

Chromosome Painting: Discovering beauty in DNA

Science and art intersect in an exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center through July 6.