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February 20, 2019

On Dec. 26, 2018, UW Medicine became aware of a vulnerability on a website server that made protected internal files available and visible by search on the internet on Dec. 4, 2018.

February 19, 2019

Nearly one in 10 patients with end-stage kidney failure undergoes toe, foot, or leg amputation in their last year of life. During this time, these patients have prolonged stays in healthcare settings and limited access to hospice services.

February 14, 2019

A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation’s first successful suicide interventions.

February 8, 2019

In older people, symptoms of pain, depression and fatigue are commonplace. But how common?

February 7, 2019

New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy.

February 6, 2019

Computer components designed to recognize images behave surprisingly like neurons in the brain, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine report.

February 4, 2019

Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks, a key to achieving more complete recovery.

February 1, 2019

Experimental gene therapy cassettes for Duchenne muscular dystrophy have been modified to deliver better performance.  The cassettes, which carry the therapy into muscle cells, contain newer versions of a miniaturized treatment gene.

January 31, 2019

Studies of human monoclonal antibodies isolated from survivors of coronavirus-induced severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are unveiling surprising immune defense tactics against fatal viruses.

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