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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and is an “irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills,” according to the National Institute on Aging. It is characterized by the abnormal function of two proteins known as beta-amyloid and tau. 

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Patients admitted to the hospital with higher viral loads of COVID-19 have four times the risk of death within 30 days than those who present with lower amounts, according to new findings by researchers from the UW School of Medicine. 

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UW students are working through the Washington branch of the national nonprofit TeleHealth Access for Seniors to make medicine more accessible to older patients. Through community partnerships, they have donated 140 devices to local clinics and are looking to grow that number moving forward.

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As one of the leading research institutions in the country, the UW is constantly on the lookout for a big scientific breakthrough. The next major project? Tackling kidney regeneration therapy. The National Institutes of Health has recently sponsored a team of scientists from UW Medicine, Cle…

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Over 80% of the world’s oceans are unexplored, but a team of researchers from the UW and their partners around the globe will soon be changing that. On Oct. 29, the UW was granted $23.5 million as part of a $53 million multi-institutiongrant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to buil…

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Vikram Iyer, a researcher at the UW, has developed bug-sized tracking devices to track the Asian giant hornet, nicknamed the “murder hornet.” Iyer and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) are working together to track and eradicate the beehive-targeting pests.

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The Washington Exposure Notifications (UW WANotify) app is now available as an early release pilot to UW students, with a plan to eventually roll out the app across the state near the end of the month. Faculty across many departments who make up the UW WANotify team have been working closely…

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