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First human antibody found to block Epstein-Barr virus

Early research could open new path for vaccine against EBV-related cancers, mononucleosis

April 17, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The finding opens a new path to developing a vaccine against EBV, a virus best known for causing mono but which is associated with about 200,000 cancer cases a year.

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Basic Sciences' McLaughlin wins Whitney fellowship

Malik Lab researcher studies the role of genetic evolution in autoimmune disorders

Feb. 13, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Rick McLaughlin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Malik Lab, has been awarded a prestigious Helen Hay Whitney Foundation research fellowship. He is one of 22 researchers selected for the three-year award from a nationwide search.

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T-cell receptors reveal immune system similarities

Finding may lead to new cancer detection, diagnostic and treatment methods

Sept. 7, 2010 | By Dean Forbes

When it comes to the mechanics of the human immune system, we are all more alike than previously thought, according to a new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study.

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Robins receives $150,000 Life Sciences Discovery Fund grant

Award boosts access to T-cell receptor gene sequencing service

July 26, 2010

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Harlan Robins received a commercialization grant worth $150,000 from the Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund. He will use the monies to enhance a DNA sequencing technology to profile T-cells within the immune system.

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Pregnancy may lower rheumatoid arthritis risk

Mothers nearly 40 percent less likely to have the disease

April 12, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

A new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists finds that women who give birth may have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women who remain childless, but the potential protective effect seems to fade over the years.

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Groh wins $300,000 for lupus research

Dr. Veronika Groh and colleagues find data indicating that a novel subset of immune-system cells may be deficient in active lupus

April 13, 2009

Dr. Veronika Groh, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division, is the recipient of a three-year, $100,000 per year grant from the Lupus Research Institute. The grant will fund the study of a novel immunosuppressive CD4 T-cell subset in lupus patients.

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