More than 100 researchers gather at second annual Fred Hutch conference
Aug. 14, 2015
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
From across the country, HIV experts and cancer researchers who have devoted their careers to improving stem cell transplants came together at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Thursday and Friday. Their goal? To talk about how to translate the world’s only known person to be cured of HIV to a cure or long-term remission that is less risky, less costly and broadly applicable to the millions worldwide now living with the virus.
Inoculating infants instead of adults could bypass problem, researchers say
July 30, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
New findings suggest that the gut microbiome’s influence on the childhood immune system may be the reason a promising experimental HIV vaccine failed to protect people from infection with the virus in recent clinical trials.