Ferret genome holds clues to respiratory disease. Ferrets are similar to humans in their airway responses to flu virus infections and to the inherited disorder, cystic fibrosis. Read more.
By recording neural activity as patients play memory games, researchers measure biomarkers of successful memory function. They are looking for patterns of brain activity that accompany the successful formation of new memories and the successful retrieval of old ones. Read more.
In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells. Read more.
UW School of Medicine received $700M total research and training grant funding between July 2013 and June 2014, representing over half of the University’s total awards. UW Medicine is ranked first in NIH funding among public medical schools.