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Dr. Arvind Subramaniam receives grant to study how cells cope with stalled protein synthesis

National Science Foundation CAREER Award will enable him to develop computational models of this fundamental biological process

Jan. 30, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Arvind “Rasi” Subramaniam has received a CAREER Award from the NSF to develop computational models of how cells cope with stalled protein synthesis.

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Cutting-edge approach maps HIV's escape routes

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.

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Is it possible to prevent breast cancer metastasis?

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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