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Getting malaria on purpose

Volunteers roll up their sleeves and get infected to test an experimental drug

April 25, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Eight healthy adults ranging in age from 20 to 37 are taking part in a new study conducted by the Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center, run by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Center for Infectious Disease Research.

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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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Charlie Sheen’s announcement reveals ‘ugly ogre underneath’ public awareness of HIV

Reactions underscore disease’s lingering stigma

Nov. 17, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Media and online reactions to actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement Tuesday that he is HIV positive shows how far we have — and haven’t — come in the past three decades. Sheen is taking live-saving antiviral drugs. As long as he controls his virus with medication, he is likely to live a normal lifespan, Sheen's doctor said.

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Fantastic failures: Scientific setbacks can fuel big gains

Whether solving the mysteries of outer space or cancer cells, many major advances followed messy moments

Aug. 18, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The dirty dance of a fruitful lab investigation often goes this way: One step back, two steps forward. Numerous scientific leaps, in fact, looked for a time like basic blunders or even full flops - from Einstein to Pauling.

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Gut microbiome may have interfered with experimental HIV vaccines

Inoculating infants instead of adults could bypass problem, researchers say

July 30, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New findings suggest that the gut microbiome’s influence on the childhood immune system may be the reason a promising experimental HIV vaccine failed to protect people from infection with the virus in recent clinical trials.

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Finding a better way to take a bite out of malaria’s power

Fred Hutch and collaborators launch new trials to infect – and quickly treat – volunteers to test experimental drugs

Sept. 10, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch and collaborators launch new trials to infect – and quickly treat – volunteers to test experimental drugs.

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