UW News

April 14, 2015

UW among select universities to use investigational Medtronic device, advance research into brain activity

Jeffrey Herron reviews a circuit board he designed to allow for wireless and mobile experiments with the Activa PC+S Deep Brain Stimulation system.

Researchers from the University of Washington have teamed up with medical device manufacturer Medtronic to use the Activa® PC+S Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system with people who have essential tremor.

October 10, 2011

Chronic dialysis for kidney disease patients now initiated substantially earlier, UW-Group Health-led study finds

Researchers from Washington state and California found that over a ten-year period, from 1997 to 2007, patients are starting dialysis approximately five months earlier on average.

August 15, 2011

UW Medicine study finds caffeine guards against certain ultraviolet-induced skin cancers at molecular level

Caffeine guards against certain skin cancers at the molecular level, according to a study appearing online August 15, 2011, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

March 14, 2011

UW study finds adolescent alcohol use associated with altered ability to evaluate risk

A new study from researchers at the UW concludes that adolescent alcohol use corrupts decision-making later in life.

November 9, 2010

UW Medicine lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

The Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, lauded UW Medicine for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.

November 4, 2010

UW Medicine health system lauded for transplant, organ donation excellence

UW Medical Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday, November 3, for superb performance in its transplant and organ donation programs.

October 21, 2010

Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

A University of Washington Medical Center patient is the world’s first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere’s disease.