Several journals, academic associations, and news organizations annually prepare lists of the year’s influential advances.
Here is some of the news from the Department of Medicine that landed on these lists:
Science News most read story of 2018
Male birth control passes a safety test
Science News called a study on a once-daily capsule safely suppressing reproductive hormones in men its most read news story of 2018. In the study of 83 men, within a month the treatment suppressed sperm production without resulting in troubling symptoms from a drop in testosterone. The preliminary findings make the prototype pill an appealing candidate for future studies of male contraception. Dr. Stephanie Page, professor and head (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), headed the research.
Department of Medicine faculty featured in UW Medicine Newsroom most-viewed stories
Our faculty were featured in 5 of the top ten most-viewed stories from UW Medicine Newsroom:
- Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells (ranked #1) - featuring Dr. Beno Freedman (Nephrology)
- Eye conditions provide new lens for screening for Alzheimer’s (ranked #3), featuring Dr. Crane (General Internal Medicine)
- Study questions reliability of diagnostic tests for herpes (ranked #4), featuring Dr. Anna Wald (Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
- Heroin use in Pacific Northwest linked to incurable kidney disease (ranked #7), featuring Dr. Bryan Kestenbaum (Nephrology)
- Many kidney-failure patients must halt dialysis to receive hospice care (ranked #9), featuring Dr. Ann O'Hare (Nephrology)