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The work of our Institute of Protein Design was on the short list for "Breakthrough of the Year 2016" in Science magazine. Learn why:

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A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers led by the University of Washington to determine whether hormonal contraceptives increase women's risk of acquiring HIV.

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Post-stroke depression affects about one-third of all stroke survivors, according to a new joint statement by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. It is the groups' first such statement on post-stroke depression.

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The UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute eLearning Portal offers information to educate Washington coaches about safety protocols. Parents and student athletes can find additional, evidence-based information about health risks on the site.

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Alec Gibson is a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program. At the end of eight years, he'll possess both an M.D. and a Ph.D., and be prepared to ask — and answer — some of the most challenging questions in medicine.

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Join us on the fast track to a healthier world.

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A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible, but bystanders are almost always there first. Here's how you can be ready to help others.

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Dr. Nancy E. Davidson, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, has accepted the position of executive director of the Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium, 1 of 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide.

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Today, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed an Executive Order to tackle the opioid "scourge" in our state. The event was attended by more than 200 people: UW Medicine and other physicians, public health researchers, elected officials including the Mayors of Seattle and Darrington, pain experts, representatives from the Tulalip Tribe, advocates, and the community. The event will be broadcast on TVW: http://bit.ly/2dXQYA7
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The UW Medicine Regional Burn Center warns that many users of e-cigarettes, or personal vaporizers, do not understand the risk of “thermal runaway,” when the internal battery overheats and causes a battery fire or explosion.
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