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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 22, 2017

A new algorithm created by Dr. Philip Bradley and colleagues could aid the development of tools to decode T-cell receptor sequences and, ultimately, improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancers, reported this week in Nature.

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The microbiome’s murky role in pregnancy loss and complication

The same vaginal bacteria linked to promotion — and prevention — of various pregnancy complications, studies find

Aug. 21, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A study published recently by scientists at Temple University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that the very same bacteria can have entirely different effects on women’s risk of premature delivery or miscarriage. And that dichotomy — one bacteria causing help and harm — has researchers both baffled and intrigued.

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Don't douche, and other lessons about the vaginal microbiome

Exploring the microscopic world between our legs

April 30, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

While the gut microbiome has recently gotten a lot of attention, the vaginal microbiome also plays a powerful role in women's health.

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