Gut bacteria studies could combat associated imbalances like diabetes

UW associate professor Elhanan Borenstein recently published a research paper alongside Ohad Manor, a post-doctoral fellow in the Borenstein lab, focusing on a computational technique called “FishTaco,” an acronym for Functional Shifts’ Taxonomic Contributors. There are no fish or tacos otherwise involved. The crux of the FishTaco is that it combines two datasets about theContinue reading “Gut bacteria studies could combat associated imbalances like diabetes”

UW researcher backs proposition to ban assault rifles

This upcoming legislative session, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will propose legislation to ban assault rifles and limit magazine capacities, and a UW professor’s research backs the reasoning. “The motivation is pretty straightforward,” Ferguson said. “I think it’s hard to see what’s been happening around our country with mass shootings and not feel a desireContinue reading “UW researcher backs proposition to ban assault rifles”

Renowned researcher discusses the underlying, often dismissed, realities of HIV

After being recently awarded the King Holmes Endowed Professorship, Peter Piot discussed the future of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on Tuesday in the William Foege building. Piot was one of two people who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. He also led research on HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), as well as otherContinue reading “Renowned researcher discusses the underlying, often dismissed, realities of HIV”

UW collaborates with Stanford on ROMP project

Doctors and medical staff often use medical terminology only they understand. This communication barrier can make it difficult to ascertain whether informed consent has been achieved. To bridge the gap between medical jargon and the way the public interprets it, Research on Medical Practices (ROMP), a collaborative project between the UW and Stanford, has producedContinue reading “UW collaborates with Stanford on ROMP project”