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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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Tiny worm mazes allow researchers to ID genes linked to spatial perception, risk-taking

A chance observation led to a completely new area of behavioral research

March 28, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A chance observation by a newly hired technician led Fred Hutch neurobiologist Dr. Jihong Bai into a completely new area of behavioral research.

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Tracing the scent of fear

Study identifies neurons, brain region involved in rodent stress response

March 21, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A research team led by Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist Dr. Linda Buck has pinpointed a tiny region in the brain responsible for the innate fear response in rodents.

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The plastic fantastic brain: Why losing one sense rewires others

Study finds worms that can’t feel are better smellers — and the phenomenon is reversible

Jan. 19, 2016 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

There’s a quirky phenomenon where people who lose one sense can gain near-super abilities in another. Now, a new study has found this sensory juggling also occurs in very simple animals and that the phenomenon is reversible.

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