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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 5, 2017

Dr. Jonathan Bricker offers 5 steps for keeping resolutions in the new year; Dr. Trevor Bedford a finalist for first-ever Open Science Prize; 425 Magazine salutes HIV researcher Dr. Larry Corey and community advocate Michael Louella

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 4, 2016

Good News: Dr. Oliver Press wins mentorship award; Seattle magazine names Dr. Larry Corey to Seattle's 'Hall of Fame'

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Can immunotherapy cure HIV?

A revolution in cancer care may offer clues to a cure or remission for HIV/AIDS

Aug. 8, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

HIV cure researchers and advocates met at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center last week to explore whether immunotherapy — treatments that harness the immune system to fight cancer — could play a role in bringing about a cure or a long-term remission for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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CRISPR and beyond: The ins and outs of gene editing and its potential for cures

The big 4 gene-editing platforms and how they could usher in new therapies for HIV, cancer — and other diseases

Aug. 4, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A look at CRISPR and other gene-editing platforms and how they could usher in new therapies for HIV, cancer and other diseases.

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35 years in the AIDS trenches

After helping pave the way to HIV treatment, Dr. Larry Corey wants a vaccine — and a cure

June 13, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The report that Dr. Larry Corey read on that June morning in 1981 is as fixed in his memory as a specimen on a glass slide: five previously healthy men, all of them gay, had fallen ill or died from a lung infection that typically affects only people with severely damaged immune systems. They were, of course, the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS. Finding a way to treat, prevent and even cure this global scourge would become the focus of his life’s work over the next 35 years.

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Charlie Sheen’s announcement reveals ‘ugly ogre underneath’ public awareness of HIV

Reactions underscore disease’s lingering stigma

Nov. 17, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Media and online reactions to actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement Tuesday that he is HIV positive shows how far we have — and haven’t — come in the past three decades. Sheen is taking live-saving antiviral drugs. As long as he controls his virus with medication, he is likely to live a normal lifespan, Sheen's doctor said.

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