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.
Scientific interest in this diverse world of bacteria has flipped from fear to fascination
Jan. 22, 2016
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
Stool samples in the Lampe Lab at Fred Hutch yield clues to the human gut microbiome, which is a diverse world of trillions of bacteria whose complex interactions keep us all alive, occasionally threaten our health and may hold secrets to preventing cancer or improving the lives of patients going through treatment for it.
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.