University of Washington School of Medicine

The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) is a public medical school in the northwest United States, located in Seattle and affiliated with the University of Washington.


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Booster shots offset some of omicron's immune evasion tactics

Although omicron subvariants of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic coronavirus have evolved to evade antibody responses from the primary COVID-19 vaccine series, a new laboratory study suggests current vaccine boosters may elicit sufficient ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Epo does not help with neurological damage to newborns

Adding erythropoietin to cooling therapy for term newborns with birth asphyxia has no benefit over cooling therapy alone, a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

'Structural racism' cited in study of breast-biopsy delays

Black and Asian women are more likely than white women to experience significant delays in getting breast biopsies after a mammogram identifies an abnormality. Moreover, those delays appear to be influenced by screening site-specific ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

IUD perforation is rare, but women should still know about it

Women who choose to use an intrauterine device, or IUD, for birth control should be aware of the very small possibility that the device could puncture their uterus. They should know how to recognize that circumstance if it ...

Medical research

Doxycycline after unprotected sex significantly reduced STIs

A significant proportion of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis—were prevented with a dose of doxycycline after unprotected sex, according to preliminary results of a clinical ...


Gene that shapes mutation rate found in mice

Every organism is born with a few mutations in their genome that differ genetically from both of their parents. Such changes in an individual's genetic code create the diversity that allows nature to select advantageous traits ...

Medical research

Clinicians grapple with decisions in crisis-care simulation

The COVID-19 pandemic has led healthcare organizations to draft plans for critical patient care in the event of shortages of resources such as ventilators. Invoking "crisis-care" standards at a hospital would prompt the deployment ...

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