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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Bioengineering’s Rushmer Lecture set for June 6


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


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.

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