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Enlisting the microbiome in the quest for an AIDS vaccine

We now know that microbial communities, especially in our guts, profoundly affect immune response

Nov. 22, 2017 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at Fred Hutch are studying how the microbiome alters the immune system’s response to vaccines. Their work is already providing new insights on interactions between microbes in the body and the immune system that have implications for improving many types of vaccines.

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Understanding HIV’s evolutionary past — and future

Studies of how the virus evolved and how it might change down the road could help researchers develop vaccines or cures for the infection

Nov. 20, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

At approximately 100 years old, HIV is a relatively recent arrival on the human virus scene. But its roots stretch back much farther. Understanding where the virus has come from can help us understand where it’s going — and how to stop it — say evolutionary biologists.

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For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

Nov. 7, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials.

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Science without borders

At Fred Hutch and other U.S. research centers, a global village works to cure cancer and other diseases

Oct. 16, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch Research Center

Fred Hutch, like other major U.S. cancer research centers, attracts top scientists from around the world working to cure cancer, HIV and other diseases

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Dr. Carl June weaves together HIV and cancer research to advance cures for both

CAR T-cell pioneer and one-time bone marrow transplant fellow will give keynote at HIV cure conference

Aug. 17, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Being in two camps — HIV and cancer research — at one time "made a huge, huge impact on me," says immunotherapy researcher Dr. Carl June.

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Community-building leads to record enrollment in HIV prevention study

Fighting the stigma of HIV among communities of color takes trust — and time

Aug. 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Vic Sorrell knows that the secret behind a successful HIV prevention study is spending the time to establish relationships and earn trust. A pioneer in community engagement, Sorrell works for the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program, a unit of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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