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What we can learn about global flu evolution from individual infections

Study of 10-year-old flu samples finds virus’s evolution in individual transplant patients partially mirrors later global trends

June 27, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

When it comes to the flu, a few infected people may speak for the multitude. Evolutionary biologists have found that evolution in individual infections has parallels to the virus's later global evolution.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 19, 2017

Dr. Larry Corey wins $2.6 million grant to explore using CAR T cells for HIV cure; Immune responses against virus-related cancer may provide clues for improved immunotherapy; Hutch/UW symposium underscores Seattle's reputation as "infectious disease central"; Fred Hutch CIO Matthew Trunnell among speakers at SLU Collaborative seminar.

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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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Scientists who tweet

3 Fred Hutch researchers talk about getting #science out into the world, 140 characters at a time

March 11, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A growing number of scientists are using Twitter to gather and deliver information as broadly and quickly as possible.

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Researching your cancer online: dive in or steer clear?

Some patients feel control over disease by scouring Web; others stoke hope by staying off Internet

Feb. 10, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Hard truths or happy answers live at the fingertips of most cancer patients and survivors – typical treatment miseries, prognosis odds, recurrence risks. To dig or not to dig: that is the question. And if you opt to shovel online, where do you hunt? How deep do you go?

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After chemotherapy, immune system recovery may be slower than believed

Chemo weakens the immune system for up to nine months, especially in smokers, one study finds

Jan. 26, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A small observational study out of the U.K. of breast cancer patients found that certain types of chemotherapy can weaken part of the immune system for up to nine months after treatment.

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