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A warning heeded yields good news on Ebola

Disease modeling shows that treatment centers, safe burials are containing outbreak in Liberia

Jan. 9, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The establishment of Ebola treatment units in Liberia may have contributed to halving the number of cases and deaths from the virus in that country since September, and the introduction of safe burial practices likely reduced the numbers by another 50 percent, according to a new analysis.

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MIDAS touch: Fred Hutch center to play key role in global disease response

Top award grants $12.5 million over five years to model and track pathogens from polio to Ebola

Sept. 17, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are on the cutting edge of U.S. analysis and response to infectious disease outbreaks around the globe thanks to a new five-year, $12.5 million award that designates the Seattle campus as a MIDAS Center of Excellence.

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Ebola cases could top 10,000 by month’s end, Fred Hutch researchers say

Disease modeling shows virus is spreading ‘without any end in sight’

Sept. 9, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

The deadly Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa will likely get far worse before it gets better, more than doubling the number of known cases by the end of this month, according to researchers at Northeastern University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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‘It packs a punch’: High-dose flu vaccine cuts illness in older adults

Shot contains 4 times as much antigen, boosts antibodies and protects better, large study finds

Aug. 13, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia/Fred Hutch News Service

A high-dose influenza vaccine not only boosted immune response in older adults, it also protected against actual illness better than traditional flu shots, according to a just-published study.

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Oral vaccine could have halved Haiti’s cholera epidemic

VIDD study shows need for comprehensive global action plan, strategy to reduce cholera-related mortality in developing countries

April 18, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

New findings, by Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center concluded that had a large stockpile of oral cholera vaccine been available and deployed to inoculate the majority of high-risk Haitians in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake, the illness and death from the cholera epidemic could have been reduced by about half.

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Brent and Eisenman named AAAS fellows

Basic scientists honored for outstanding contributions in biochemistry, transcription, genomics and systems biology, and pathbreaking studies in the field of oncogenes

Jan. 17, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center systems biologist Dr. Roger Brent and molecular biologist Dr. Robert Eisenman, both of the Basic Sciences Division, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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