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How to be a curestarter

A longtime Fred Hutch booster helps a promising genetic researcher parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant to explore innovative new therapies

Feb. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes and Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Funding for novel and unexpected findings isn’t always forthcoming, especially in a climate in which only the top 7 percent or so grants submitted to the National Institutes of Health are given a green light. This is a story of how a longtime Fred Hutch booster helped a promising cancer geneticist parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant.

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Separate rulebook for cellular powerhouses

A precise new technique reveals that our cells’ engines, mitochondria, unexpectedly shrug off DNA damage from toxic chemicals

Sept. 1, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Surprisingly, instead of falling prey to DNA damage that would cause rampant genetic errors, mitochondria are somehow able to outrun this damage and keep their DNA error-free, scientists at Fred Hutch have shown.

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Of mutant flies, tangled sperm and the 'Mother's Curse'

Study in fruit flies identifies a mutation in mitochondria — the energy factories of our cells — that harms males but not females

Aug. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

For the first time, evolutionary biologists at Fred Hutch have identified a "Mother's Curse" mutation - a genetic change harmful to males but not females - in animals. The mutation renders male fruit flies sterile but leaves female flies untouched.

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Bielas wins $2.6 million environmental award

Early career grant funds studies of environmental exposures, DNA damage

Aug. 30, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Jason Bielas was recently granted an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The five-year funding, given to only six early career scientists nationally each year, is worth $2.6 million and will help Bielas study the rate and prevention of environmental damage to DNA.

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Basic Sciences’ Patel wins Whitney fellowship

Malik Lab researcher studies evolution’s effect on mitochondrial function

March 15, 2010

Dr. Maulik Patel, a postdoctoral researcher in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Basic Sciences Division’s Malik Lab, has been awarded a prestigious Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship. He joins 20 other young researchers nationwide in receiving the three-year award.

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New faculty member receives $400,000 award

Bielas wins New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation for studies on cancer and age-related disease

July 27, 2009 | By Galen Motin Goff

After mere months on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty, the Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Jason Bielas has won a New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation.

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