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Zika virus: 6 key things we don’t yet know

From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection

Feb. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.

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WHO classifies red meat 'probably carcinogenic,' links it to higher colon cancer risk

7 key questions and answers that will help you understand latest findings on red and processed meats

Oct. 26, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

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Malaria vaccine’s protectiveness depends on genetics of parasite

Genomics study, analysis help explain partial effectiveness, offer insights for improvement

Oct. 21, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An experimental vaccine set to to win WHO approval as the first to even partially protect children against malaria works better against one strain of the disease-causing parasite than others.

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WHO recommends daily HIV prevention pill for all men who have sex with men

But researchers caution daily adherence may not be realistic and are looking into alternatives

July 15, 2014 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa

World Health Organization recommends daily HIV prevention pill for all men who have sex with men.

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Potter wins IARC award

Dr. John Potter, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Public Health Sciences Division, to receive honors and present lecture at World Health Organization meeting

Oct. 22, 2012

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