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Designing drugs with a whole new toolbox

Researchers develop methods to design small, targeted proteins with shapes not found in nature

Sept. 14, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

For the first time, a team led by UW scientists designed certain peptides, or small proteins, that have chemical properties that would make them starting points for new drugs.

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Mouse mammary stem cell discovery

Identification, isolation of adult cells may lead to breast tissue regeneration, new cancer drug targets

Sept. 7, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are the first to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice. Long-term implications of this research may include the use of such cells to regenerate breast tissue, provide a better understanding of the role of adult stem cells in breast cancer development, and develop potential new targets for anti-cancer drugs.

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