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November 20, 2008

Bio-Molecular Imaging Center gives researchers unique view of diseases and conditions

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is used in hospitals and physician’s offices around the world to help diagnose a wide variety of patient conditions, from bone and joint problems to circulatory conditions.


October 30, 2008

Health disparities linked to poor physician communications

A study surveying patients in more than 1,500 physician practices has found racial and ethnic disparities in patient health care experiences, with minority patients having worse experiences than white patients.


October 23, 2008

Bernstein, Shen and Parviz selected Inventors of the Year


Irwin Bernstein will receive the fifth annual Inventor of the Year Award and Babak Parviz and Tueng Shen will share the first Emerging Inventor of the Year Award.


October 16, 2008

First African-American UW med school graduate, dies at 79

Lloyd C.


August 1, 2008

Simian foamy virus found in several people living and working with monkeys in Asia

A research team led by University of Washington scientists has found that several people in South and Southeast Asian countries working and living around monkeys have been infected with simian foamy virus (SFV), a primate virus that, to date, has not been shown to cause human disease.


July 15, 2008

Researchers link Huntington’s disease to overactive immune response in the brain

The damage to brain tissue seen in Huntington’s disease may be caused by an overactive immune response in the bloodstream and the brain, according to new findings from two teams of researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and University College London.


June 5, 2008

Bioengineering’s Rushmer Lecture set for June 6

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May 29, 2008

Broudy and Elkon appointed to endowed professorships

Two faculty members in the Department of Medicine were recently appointed to endowed professorships.


Neal Futran named chair of Otolaryngology

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May 22, 2008

UW Medicine honors outstanding alumni

The UW Medicine Alumni Association will honor four alumni with its annual awards, which will be presented during a reception June 7 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.


May 15, 2008

Collaboration between UW and IBM will use donated computer time to tackle rice crisis

As concerns of a global hunger crisis mount, the University of Washington and IBM have launched a new program to develop stronger strains of rice that could produce crops with larger and more nutritious yields.


May 8, 2008

Scientists complete map of human genome variations

A nationwide consortium led by the UW has completed the first sequence-based map of structural variations in the human genome, giving scientists an overall picture of the large-scale differences in DNA between individuals.


May 1, 2008

Eight new human genome projects offer large-scale picture of genetic differences among individuals and find previously unknown human DNA

A nationwide consortium led by the University of Washington in Seattle has completed the first sequence-based map of structural variations in the human genome, giving scientists an overall picture of the large-scale differences in DNA between individuals.


School of Medicine launches Hispanic health pathway

The UW School of Medicine’s Office of Multicultural Affairs have launched a new medical education certification program aimed at improving health in the United States’ growing Hispanic community.


April 24, 2008

UW researchers link dietary restrictions, aging

UW scientists have uncovered details about the mechanisms through which dietary restriction slows the aging process.


April 17, 2008

Researchers uncover details about how dietary restriction slows down aging

University of Washington scientists have uncovered details about the mechanisms through which dietary restriction slows the aging process.


April 10, 2008

Researchers link genetic errors to schizophrenia

A team of researchers at the UW and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories has uncovered genetic errors that may shed light on the causes of schizophrenia.


April 9, 2008

Repeated methamphetamine use causes long-term adaptations in brains of mice, researchers find

Repeatedly stimulating the mouse brain with methamphetamine depresses important areas of the brain, and those changes can only be undone by re-introducing the drug, according to research at the University of Washington and other institutions.


March 27, 2008

Researchers link genetic errors to schizophrenia

A team of researchers at the University of Washington and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories has uncovered genetic errors that may shed light on the causes of schizophrenia.


March 24, 2008

Scientists uncover how superbug Staph aureus resists our natural defenses

Researchers at the University of Washington have uncovered how the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, including the notorious MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus) “superbug” strains, resists our body’s natural defenses against infection.


March 13, 2008

Obesity study to examine geographic, economic disparities

Adam Drewnowski, director of the UW Center for Obesity Research and a professor of epidemiology and adjunct professor of medicine, has received a new $1.


February 28, 2008

Bacteria in women may slow HIV transmission

Beneficial bacteria found in healthy women help to reduce the amount of vaginal HIV among HIV-infected women and make it more difficult for the virus to spread, boosting the possibility that good bacteria might someday be tapped in the fight against HIV.


February 14, 2008

Chemicals in baby products may cause harm

Babies recently treated with infant personal care products such as lotion, shampoo, and powder, were more likely to have man-made chemicals called phthalates in their urine than other babies, according to a UW and Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute study appearing in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics.


Ronald Lemire, professor of pediatrics: 1933-2008

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February 7, 2008

Team treatment for depression cuts medical costs for older patients

A team approach to treating depression in older adults, already shown to improve health, can also cut total health-care costs, according to a new study led by the University of Washington.


February 5, 2008

Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV infection in individuals with HSV-2, international study finds

An international clinical trial has found that acyclovir, a common medication for treating herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV infection when taken by people infected with HSV-2.


February 4, 2008

Use of baby personal care products associated with higher levels of phthalates

Babies recently treated with infant personal care products such as lotion, shampoo, and powder, were more likely to have manmade chemicals called phthalates in their urine than other babies, according to University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute study appearing in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics.


January 24, 2008

Study links autism and genetic mutations

A genetic mutation occurring during embryo development at a particular point on a human chromosome may cause some cases of autism, scientists reported Jan.


December 4, 2007

Price of lower-calorie foods rising drastically, UW researchers find

As food prices rise, the costs of lower-calorie foods are rising the fastest, according to a University of Washington study appearing in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.


November 15, 2007

Rosenblatt wins Physicians for Social Responsibility award

The Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) presented the 2007 Malcolm Peterson Award to Dr.


Horvath and Shugerman receive Courage to Teach Award

Two UW faculty members, Karen Horvath and Richard Shugerman, have received one of the highest awards granted to residency program directors.


November 8, 2007

UW physician Nassim Assefi publishes debut novel

To take care of the sick.


November 6, 2007

Research team finds link between asthma and depressive and anxiety disorders

Young people with asthma are about twice as likely to suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders than are children without asthma, according to a study by a research team in Seattle.


November 1, 2007

Computer project helps predict structure of protein

With the aid of thousands of home computers around the world, UW and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have made a breakthrough in predicting the three-dimensional structure of a naturally occurring protein.


October 4, 2007

New department chairs in the School of Medicine

Three new department chairs have been appointed in the UW School of Medicine.


September 1, 2007

ZIP codes and property values predict obesity rates

Neighborhood property values predict local obesity rates better than education or incomes, according to a study from the University of Washington being published online this week by the journal Social Science and Medicine.


August 27, 2007

Human derived stem cells can repair rat hearts damaged by heart attack

When human heart muscle cells derived from embryonic stem cells are implanted into a rat after a heart attack, they can help rebuild the animal’s heart muscle and improve function of the organ, scientists report in the September issue of Nature Biotechnology.


August 2, 2007

A conversation with Jeffrey Harris

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July 19, 2007

Maynard Olson receives 2007 Gruber Prize for Genetics

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July 10, 2007

Study shows cane sugar, corn sweeteners have similar effects on appetite

A new study of sweetened beverages shows that cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup have similar effects on hunger, fullness, and food consumption at lunch.



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