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Adam Geballe elected AAAS Fellow

Hutch virologist honored for revealing key players in molecular ‘arms race’ between viruses and hosts

Nov. 20, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Adam Geballe elected AAAS Fellow for pinpointing key players in molecular 'arms race' between viruses and human hosts

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Backyard viruses of the Pacific Northwest

An infectious disease researcher moves to Seattle and starts exploring the local ecosystem — one virus at a time

Oct. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New technology led a group of infectious disease researchers to study viruses from unusual sources -- Canada geese, spiders, moths, bats and other local animals.

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On the Zika trail

Genomic sequencing offers new clues to the virus’ spread from Brazil to the Caribbean to Miami

May 24, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Genomic sequencing is telling us more about Zika virus evolution and spread than we can learn through standard surveillance and giving us valuable lessons on how to both respond now and prevent future viral outbreaks.

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A big-picture look at the world’s worst Ebola epidemic

International team of scientists show how real-time sequencing and data-sharing can help stop the next outbreak

April 12, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An international team of scientists analyzed 1,610 Ebola virus genomes for the most comprehensive look to date at the how the 2013-2016 epidemic spread, proliferated and declined across the three West African countries most affected.

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A new blood test detects recurrence of rare skin cancer

$200 assay can accurately signal return of Merkel cell carcinoma — in some cases catching tumors earlier than expensive imaging

Dec. 12, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch and UW researchers have developed an inexpensive blood test to catch recurrences of Merkel cell carcinoma -- in some cases the tests finds tumors earlier than traditional imaging.

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Medical myth busting: Separating fact from fiction about colds and flu

We ask an infection prevention expert to bust myths and offer tips on staying healthy during cold and flu season

Nov. 16, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

With flu season approaching and cold season already well underway, we asked Dr. Steve Pergam, an assistant member of Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and director of infection prevention at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, to offer tips on how to stay healthy – and, failing that – how not to infect others when germs are on the march.

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