Health

  • Novel HIV combination therapies could prevent viral escape and rebound

    New research by scientists at the University of Washington, the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and the University of Cologne indicates that carefully designed cocktails of broadly neutralizing antibodies could help treat HIV while minimizing the risk of the virus evolving to “escape” treatment.
    UW News
  • Covid Findings — with some Controversy

    Statistics professor Jon Wakefield led a team estimating excess deaths due to COVID. The findings caused a stir.

    August 2022 Perspectives
  • Opinion: The Supreme Court just rolled democracy back ? you can measure how much

    "The Supreme Court’s ruling last Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade will have immense consequences for the lives and healthcare of Americans. But if you’ve followed the shifts in how American democracy works over the past few decades, the decision also signals another big wave coming for the nation: It’s likely to turbocharge the trend toward greater polarization in state policies, with significant consequences for American democracy," writes Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW.
    Politico
  • ‘Folks on the ground have been activated and ready’: UW expert on reproductive justice and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Bettina Judd, associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at the University of Washington, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
    UW News
  • Opinion: 60% of Americans support continuing to make abortions legal

    "As our data shows, there are big differences between what the people in many states want and the laws that their legislatures have adopted. Many states with draconian antiabortion laws have strong pro-abortion rights majorities," write Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, and Christopher Warshaw of George Washington University.
    The Washington Post
  • Washington state reacts to the overturn of Roe v. Wade

    A roundup of Washington public figures' reactions to the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Bettina Judd, associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at the UW, is quoted.

    Seattle Met
  • Raising an emotionally intelligent child, ages 6 to 12

    If your child has a high emotional IQ, they'll be better able to cope with his feelings, calm themselves down, and understand and relate well to adults and other kids, according to John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW.

    HealthDay
  • Connecting through Challenges

    With a gift to Speech & Hearing Sciences, Lacey Berns is creating community for those caring for children facing communication challenges — and honoring her daughter.

    May 2022 Perspectives
  • Questioning the Violent Brain

    Generations of scientists have tried to identify biological predictors of violence. Professor Oliver Rollins has concerns about their research.

    February 2022 Perspectives
  • Rethinking the Ventilator

    Industrial design professor Jason O. Germany was part of a team that designed a low-cost ventilator on short notice during the pandemic. 

    September 2021 Perspectives
  • Why arguing can make your relationship happier

    John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology, discusses how healthy arguing can actually improve relationships.

    The Telegraph
  • Youth mental health during the pandemic better with more sleep, structure and time in nature

    The authors of a new study on youth mental health during COVID-19 explain their research and results.

    UW News
  • The maximum human life span will likely increase this century, but not by more than a decade

    "When Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days, she set a record for oldest human. That record still stands. As statisticians who study demography, we expect that record will be broken by 2100," write the UW's Michael Pearce, a doctoral student in statistics, and Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics and of sociology.

    The Conversation
  • Treating Cancer Through Math

    What if math could detect, treat, and ultimately prevent cancer? Ivana Bozic, assistant professor of applied mathematics, wants to find out. 

    August 2021 Perspectives
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, Ages 3 to 6

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own feelings. Along with it comes the capacity to empathize, meaning to be aware and respectful of the feelings of people around you. John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, is referenced.

    Health Day