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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

April 21, 2016

Women’s Health Initiative receives AACR Team Science Award; Andrew Hsieh awarded AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research; Designing an off-the-shelf nanoparticle-based immunotherapy; Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division contributes to early study of promising Ebola vaccine

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Tracking the rise and fall of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Study pins numbers on outbreak’s devastation, interventions that worked

March 28, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

After a painstaking process collecting and analyzing information sent from nearly every chiefdom in Sierra Leone ― districts comparable to U.S. counties ― a team of biostatisticians including Fred Hutch’s Dr. Betz Halloran and Dr. Yang Yang of the University of Florida has published a new study that shows how the Ebola virus tore a swath through that country like an invading army.

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Zika virus: 6 key things we don’t yet know

From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection

Feb. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.

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HIV’s unusual family tree

How the virus leapt from monkeys to chimps to humans, and why it doesn’t happen more often

Sept. 25, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study on the evolutionary biology of HIV, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and chimp genes by Fred Hutch virologist Dr. Michael Emerman sheds light on how a critical immune blockade may have been breached, just once, to allow the HIV precursor to leap from monkeys to chimps.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Researchers led by Dr. Ulrike Peters identify six new gene locations for colorectal cancer risk; Drs. Tera Levin and Alistair Russell named Damon Runyon Fellows

July 23, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Researchers identify six new gene locations for colorectal cancer risk; Drs. Tera Levin and Alistair Russell named Damon Runyon Fellows

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Ebola lessons applied to vaccine clinical trials

3 proposals for ‘thinking outside the box’ in public health emergencies

April 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

In a perspective published today in the journal Science, researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other institutions drew on lessons learned in the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa to suggest guidelines for conducting vaccine clinical trials during an infectious disease emergency.

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