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Life Sciences/Global Health

Gamers and UW scientists puzzle over Ebola cure.

Gamers and UW scientists puzzle over Ebola cure.

Finding a cure for a virus like Ebola is much like solving a puzzle. And, University of Washington scientists have turned to gamers playing the interactive puzzle solving game called FoldIt to help find weaknesses in the Ebola strain. Nearly 500 gamers used their skills and intuitions to find possible avenues of entry into the […]

| August 26, 2014
Washington life sciences spurs new construction.

Washington life sciences spurs new construction.

Washington’s metro area landscape continues to change as construction cranes dot the skyline building new offices and research labs for Washington State’s growing  life sciences and global health companies. The latest project to break ground in Seattle’s Lake Union area will provide 212,000 sq. feet of space specifically designed for research companies and other projects […]

| August 22, 2014
Washington’s life scientists at center of cancer research.

Washington’s life scientists at center of cancer research.

From establishing the first hospital in the Northwest Territory in the mid-1800s to pioneering breakthroughs in immunotherapy and organizations tackling global health issues, Washington State has a long history of developing life saving technologies. Today, new breakthroughs in cancer treatment with fewer side effects are the focus of our cutting edge research community at UW […]

| July 1, 2014
Life sciences conference in June.

Life sciences conference in June.

Life Science Innovation Northwest is hosting a conference in Seattle June 19 and 20 showcasing the examples of why Washington State is a hotbed of global health and life sciences innovation. The conference will share how top-tier companies are partnering with Washington research institutes and nonprofits to create more jobs and find healthcare solutions that will benefit us […]

| May 27, 2014
AstaReal opens new facility in Moses Lake.

AstaReal opens new facility in Moses Lake.

Japanese pharmaceutical company, AstaReal, recently cut the ribbon on their new 59,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Moses Lake. A subsidiary of Fuji Chemical, AstaReal has been developing a microalgae based biotechnology since the 1990s. The company sees preventative medicine playing a greater role in healthcare both in treatment and prevention. The facility uses state of the art […]

| May 19, 2014
Seattle embraces wearable technology.

Seattle embraces wearable technology.

“The wearable thing is about not having to touch things, but to gather data and optimize. I want to optimize myself and wearable tech can get me there,” says Alex Day a program manager at Seattle company called RTneuro Inc. Alex is among many other Seattleites who are embracing a new wave of technology and […]

| May 19, 2014
Bold step in heart regeneration by UW research.

Bold step in heart regeneration by UW research.

Washington State biomedical research has once again made its mark with a revolutionary discovery.  UW cardiovascular biology researcher, Dr. Chuck Murray has successfully grafted human stem cells into damaged hearts of monkeys. His work to regenerate heart muscle and reduce heart failure has taken nearly two decades to obtain this significant result.  “It’s a very […]

| May 1, 2014
Washington global health organizations focus on malaria.

Washington global health organizations focus on malaria.

It’s estimated over 620,000 people worldwide — mostly children under age 5 — will die this year from malaria. The disease is found in over 100 countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Three of Washington State’s major global health organizations have set a goal to not just control, but to eliminate malaria. Tackling this complex problem requires research into improved therapies […]

| April 28, 2014