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Understanding HIV’s evolutionary past — and future

Studies of how the virus evolved and how it might change down the road could help researchers develop vaccines or cures for the infection

Nov. 20, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

At approximately 100 years old, HIV is a relatively recent arrival on the human virus scene. But its roots stretch back much farther. Understanding where the virus has come from can help us understand where it’s going — and how to stop it — say evolutionary biologists.

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Scientists-turned-entrepreneurs share lessons learned launching startups

From venture capital to office space to acquisitions, academics starting companies face a steep learning curve — but there’s help to be found

Nov. 13, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists who make the leap from academia to founding their own companies face a steep learning curve. There's a lot to learn and a lot to take in. But help is available.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 9, 2017

Dr. Sue Biggins, associate director of the Hutch's Basic Sciences Division, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology. Fellows awards are meant to honor scientists who have made lifetime achievements in the field of cell biology and have contributed significantly to the ASCB.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 26, 2017

Fred Hutch leader Dr. Gary Gilliland addressed lawmakers at a hearing to discuss NIH funding for biomedical research, particularly the role of a type of funding called facilities and administrative costs.

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Science without borders

At Fred Hutch and other U.S. research centers, a global village works to cure cancer and other diseases

Oct. 16, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch Research Center

Fred Hutch, like other major U.S. cancer research centers, attracts top scientists from around the world working to cure cancer, HIV and other diseases

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Dr. Paul Neiman, founding member of Fred Hutch, dies at 78

Physician-scientist led the charge in prioritizing fundamental research, built bridges between lab and clinic

Oct. 12, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Paul Neiman, a founding member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a transplant physician and cancer biologist, died Oct. 11 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 78. Neiman was also one of the founders and leaders of the Basic Sciences Division, one of the Hutch’s five scientific divisions, as well as the division that would later became the Human Biology Division. He served as director of Basic Sciences from 1983 to 1995. He retired from Fred Hutch in 2010.

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