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    Applying mathematics in the fight against cancer

    Treatments for malignant brain tumors (glioma) vary little from one patient to the next and are limited to radiation, surgery, and drugs that often cause debilitating side effects with modest survival improvement. Mathematics might seem an unlikely addition to the mix, but could provide a powerful new tool enabling more accurate prognosis and more personalized treatment that could improve quality of care and of life.View More

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    Researcher’s skill set tackles monitoring of abnormal heart rhythms

    David Linker is a UW cardiologist with engineering training and the technical chops to invent a device to improve monitoring and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common abnormality in heart rhythm. The UW Center for Commercialization began working with Linker in 2004, providing a Commercialization Gap Fund award to develop a prototype device and identifying additional support from the Washington Research Foundation. FiveView More

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    Image Analysis Technology Helps Prevent Strokes

    More than 15 years of UW research to identify patients at high risk for a stroke has matured into technology now exclusively licensed to a UW start-up company, VPDiagnostics. The Seattle company received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund a multi-center clinical study to evaluate use of the technology in more than 300 patients. MRI-PlaqueView is image-processing softwareView More