Atlas of immune-evading HIV mutations could inform design of new treatments, vaccines
Jan. 29, 2019
| By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
Fred Hutch scientists have constructed an atlas of mutations that HIV uses to escape broadly neutralizing antibodies, potent immune molecules that form our body’s first line of defense against the virus. The information could help guide researchers who are testing these antibodies’ potential to prevent or treat HIV infection, as well as those working to develop more effective preventive vaccines.
Study reveals how blood vessels in the bone marrow protect dormant tumor cells, suggests a way to kill them in their sleep
Jan. 21, 2019
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
New work led by Fred Hutch translational researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar may have found a way to essentially smother dormant disseminated cancer cells in their sleep, preventing them from ever waking up and forming deadly metastatic tumors.
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