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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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Exploring why people with HIV have a higher risk of lung cancer

120 volunteers to enroll in Seattle-area study of cancer-related gene mutations

Dec. 4, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers Fred Hutch announced on Dec. 1 the start of a new study with a goal to understand why those who are HIV-positive are at higher risk of lung cancer.

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'Cautiously optimistic' about HIV vaccines

A conversation in advance of World AIDS Day with pioneering HIV researcher Dr. Larry Corey

Nov. 30, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

In advance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, former Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Larry Corey said he is "cautiously optimistic" about the current HIV vaccine trials. A renowned virologist, Corey has been a pioneer in HIV research since the beginning of the pandemic.

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