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Infections in immune-compromised patients: 5 new frontiers

Infectious disease experts gather in Seattle to find solutions for patients with compromised immunity

June 17, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer and infectious disease researchers in Seattle last week focused on one of the most complex challenges in medical science: stopping infections in patients whose immune system are compromised.

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Special delivery: Gold nanoparticles ship CRISPR cargo

Fred Hutch scientists used their new golden courier to edit genes tied to HIV, genetic blood disorders

May 27, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

Forget UPS and FedEx: Tiny golden delivery trucks created at Fred Hutch can ship CRISPR into human blood stem cells, offering a potential way to treat diseases like HIV and sickle cell anemia in patients around the world.

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Could an infant’s blood sample help model a better HIV vaccine?

Tracing the evolution of a baby’s special HIV-blocking protein

May 16, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A 25-year-old blood sample from an infant infected with HIV could hold clues to modeling a better HIV vaccine.

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