UW scientists slow tumor growth in mice by targeting and eliminating “traitor” immune cells that suppress immune response. Macrophages are a type of helpful immune cell that can switch from helping the immune system to suppressing it; the University of Washington team developed a method to target and eliminate the cancer-supporting macrophages.
New processing capabilities of cochlear implants allow users to hear music better, in particular enabling the ability to perceive differences between musical instruments. Researchers hope to fine-tune the signal processing to make it compatible with cochlear implants already on the market so users can improve their music perception right away.
UW Medicine received $608M total research and training grant funding between July 2011 and June 2012. Awards to UW Medicine represent approximately 40% of the total for the University of Washington. UW Medicine’ School of Medicine was ranked first among public medical schools for research-related federal funding1. Read more.