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Scientists-turned-entrepreneurs share lessons learned launching startups

From venture capital to office space to acquisitions, academics starting companies face a steep learning curve — but there’s help to be found

March 26, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists who make the leap from academia to founding their own companies face a steep learning curve. There's a lot to learn and a lot to take in. But help is available.

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Do we create our own time?

Cell biologist Dr. Mark Roth gets deep on suspended animation and philosophy with audience of marijuana enthusiasts

Nov. 19, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Cell biologist Dr. Mark Roth talked about suspended animation and philosophy with an audience of marijuana enthusiasts as part of The Goodship of Higher Education lecture series.

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The ripples of a life

20 years after Dr. Harold Weintraub’s death, his life — and his research — are still making a difference

May 1, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Twenty years after his death at the age of 49, friends, family and colleagues remember Dr. Hal Weintraub — and gather today at the Weintraub Graduate Student Award symposium established in his honor.

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MacGyvering lab equipment

From old bicycle wheels to an in-house metalworking shop, scientists get creative when the research tools they need don’t exist

March 3, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Basic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing.

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Heart attack help? Iodide protects against damage after blood flow is restored, study finds

Safe, common chemical reduced reperfusion injury by up to 75 percent in mice, may hold potential for people

Nov. 7, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

A potentially groundbreaking study by Dr. Mark Roth and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests that the worst effects of reperfusion injury may be prevented with a safe, simple solution: a dose of iodide, a chemical form of the element iodine that’s added to ordinary table salt.

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Mark Roth to be featured in ‘NOVA’ series

‘Making Stuff Colder’ episode to air at 9 p.m. Oct. 30 on PBS

Oct. 28, 2013 | By Kristen Woodward

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