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University of Washington (UW)

Public research university in Seattle, Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. Located minutes from downtown Seattle, the main UW campus provides gorgeous views of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges and, every spring, attracts visitors from all over to world who come to witness the blooming of its cherry blossom trees.

As the state’s flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest. In addition to its Seattle campus, the University has thriving campuses in Tacoma and Bothell and a robust professional and continuing education program.

Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state.

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People at University of Washington (UW)

Leila Gray

Communicator at the University of Washington

Matt Kaeberlein

Professor at University of Washington and chair of the American Aging Association

Alden Woods

Public information officer for University of Washington

Hannele Ruohola-Baker

Professor of biochemistry and associate director at UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Nancy R. Hooyman

Professor and Dean Emerita at the University of Washington

Fuki M. Hisama

Physician and medical director of the UW Medicine Genetic Medicine Clinic and Author

David Baker

Director of the Institute for Protein Design at University of Washington

Babak Parviz

Vice President at Amazon and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington

Samuel Achilefu

Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis

Ian Haydon

Science communication manager at Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington

Mehmet Sarikaya

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Oral Health Sciences at University of Washington

Brandon Berry

Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Washington

Daniel Promislow

Biogerontologist and a professor at the University of Washington.

Chantel Prat

Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Washington.

James Urton

Science writer at University of Washington

Cole A. DeForest

Associate Professor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Washington

Ryan Calo

Law professor at the University of Washington.

Frederick Rivara

Professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at University of Washington.

George Martin

Professor of Pathology and Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences.

James Anderson

Research Professor at Univeristy of Washington.

University of Washington (UW) News

AI-designed proteins create blood vessels from stem cells

Singularity Hub - 17-Jun-2024

This opens up new possibilities for regenerative medicine and tissue repair


Engineered proteins create new blood vessels from stem cells

University of Washington (UW) - 11-Jun-2024

The method has potential for tissue repair and regenerative medicine


Global life expectancy will increase by almost 5 years by 2050

Independent - 16-May-2024

Study highlights a shift towards non-communicable diseases as the major concern


Gene therapy triggers natural blood vessel growth in angina patients

EurekAlert! - 02-May-2024

Treatment shows improved blood flow, exercise tolerance and reduced symptoms


Women live longer but experience more years of poor health than men

The Guardian - 01-May-2024

Study emphasises the need to address women's health issues beyond reproductive concerns


For every year you spend in school, your life gets 2% longer!

The Guardian - 23-Jan-2024

Skipping classes may be as harmful for your health as smoking


Traffic air pollution raises your blood pressure by more than 4.5 mmHg

University of Washington (UW) - 27-Nov-2023

UW study calls for new strategies to combat traffic pollution's health risks


New AI tool ENABL Age provides personalised insights into healthy ageing

Live Forever Club - 07-Nov-2023

A stepping stone towards personalized anti-ageing interventions


NMN has shown potential in human clinical trials, but more research is needed (LEAF) - 27-Sep-2023

NMN improved physical performance, muscle function, and insulin sensitivity


New proteins with shapeshifting abilities could transform biotechnology

Singularity Hub - 22-Aug-2023

AI can now design proteins that change shape in response to external stimuli


Stem cell-derived organoids secrete enamel proteins that could repair or replace lost teeth entirely

University of Washington (UW) - 14-Aug-2023

A breakthrough approach to make enamel by mirroring gene pathways in natural tooth formation


Uncovering the potential of rapamycin from off-label use reports

Live Forever Club - 01-Jun-2023

Friends and family noticed their improved health and appearance, with no serious side effects


University of Washington launches Rapamycin Study

Live Forever Club - 05-Mar-2022

Have you been taking rapamycin supplements recently? Please consider contributing to this study.


Recharge your mitochondrial batteries to live longer

Longevity Technology - 27-May-2021

Breakthrough in longevity research - cellular energetics may stop or even reverse the ageing process


Teeth-whitening lozenge that repairs & rebuilds enamel, enters clinical trials

University of Washington - 01-Mar-2021

Gene engineered peptide coats few micrometers of new enamel at a time


New approach to bring 3D functional organs to reality

University of Washington - 18-Jan-2021

Hydrogels in tissue engineering with cell signaling protein combinations


Researchers estimate world population could crash by 2100

BBC - 14-Jul-2020

Decline in fertility rate may shrink the global population drastically


Exposure to air pollution over a long time is just as bad as smoking

Independent - 14-Aug-2019

Ozone is our friend in the stratosphere but not so much at ground level


"Smart" cells for 'smart' therapies

UCSF - 24-Jul-2019

“Smart” cells behave like tiny autonomous robots, planned to detect damage and deliver help


Telepathic communication is being tested by scientists

Independent - 02-Jul-2019

BrainNet is the first brain-to-brain network, a huge step for a telepathic communication discovery


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