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Exploring the human gut microbiome

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.

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Bug out: Killing common bacteria may curb stomach cancer, studies show

Will H. pylori be targeted for full eradication?

July 21, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Permanently wiping out H. pylori with a brief blitz of antibiotics plus an acid-suppressing medication may cut the risk of stomach cancers, asserts a paper published Tuesday.

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Super drugs for superbugs: Creative ways to combat antibiotic resistance

New discoveries could overcome antibiotic development stalemate, stay ahead of bacteria’s steady march toward drug resistance

Jan. 15, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New discoveries could overcome antibiotic development stalemate and stay ahead of bacteria’s steady march toward drug resistance.

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TAF Academy students discover what it means to be a scientist

New Center program with science-focused high school provides hands-on training throughout the school year

June 13, 2011 | By Christi Ball Loso

The Technology Access Foundation Academy’s multiyear program with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center combines in-depth training and on-site lab experience in a space specially appointed by Torok-Storb to provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Salama, colleagues unlock ulcer bug’s structure

H. pylori’s corkscrew twist allows colonization; findings may lead to better drugs

June 1, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

For the first time, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have found that, at least when it comes to H. pylori’s ability to colonize the stomach, shape indeed matters. Dr. Nina Salama, a microbiologist in the Human Biology Division, and colleagues reported their findings May 28 in Cell.

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Consortium awards $360,000 for pilot studies

Member investigators win funds for new, interdisciplinary cancer research collaborations

May 3, 2010

The Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium has awarded $360,000 in grants for nine pilot projects that support cancer-related research in 2010. Each project receives $40,000.

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