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New Science Spotlight Articles

Every month, Fred Hutch postdoc writer/editors summarize two papers from each of our scientific divisions to stimulate collaborations across campus
10 NEW May 17, 2021
What can worms teach us about ourselves?

What can worms teach us about ourselves?

Why Dr. Jihong Bai looks for commonalities between tiny nematodes and us
Hutch News - May 05, 2021
Seeking to expand targeted therapy for lung cancer

Seeking to expand targeted therapy for lung cancer

NIH MERIT Award will support Dr. Alice Berger’s efforts to target lung cancer-associated gene mutation
Hutch News - April 07, 2021
Careful pruning guides neuron function

Careful pruning guides neuron function

Accessory brain cells called glial cells nibble nerve cells to affect worm memory, behavior — even at the single-cell level
Hutch News - April 06, 2021
Outlining the molecular networks that alter cell function and behavior

Outlining the molecular networks that alter cell function and behavior

Dr. Taran Gujral’s NSF CAREER Award will allow him to study how cells shift to new functional states in normal development and disease
Hutch News - March 04, 2021
Fundamental proteins that guide embryo development are co-opted by cancer

Fundamental proteins that guide embryo development are co-opted by cancer

Researchers discover why some critical DNA-packaging proteins called histones evolve rapidly — and may give cancer a boost
Hutch News - February 19, 2021
How to reroute a broken neural circuit

How to reroute a broken neural circuit

Scientists genetically manipulate worms to bypass damaged neurons — and study how the mind perceives the environment
Hutch News - January 19, 2021
'I have an obligation to swing for the fences'

'I have an obligation to swing for the fences'

Philanthropic funds at just the right time helped Mark Roth plumb the secrets of immortality
Hutch News - December 21, 2020
Targeted immunotherapy for deadly prostate cancer shows promise in preclinical test

Targeted immunotherapy for deadly prostate cancer shows promise in preclinical test

Antibody-drug conjugate could be step toward selective treatment for neuroendocrine prostate cancer
Hutch News - November 16, 2020
Old and slow isn’t always the winning combo for critical genes

Old and slow isn’t always the winning combo for critical genes

New work upends paradigm that young, rapidly evolving genes can’t be essential; highlights importance of 'junk' DNA
Hutch News - November 10, 2020
Fruit flies add more weight to theory that individual bodies have set points

Fruit flies add more weight to theory that individual bodies have set points

Researchers discover that a neural circuit responsible for sensing energy stores is designed to reset itself
Hutch News - September 24, 2020
Seeking targeted treatments for pancreatic cancer

Seeking targeted treatments for pancreatic cancer

American Cancer Society fellowship to Dr. Nithya Kartha supports search for vulnerabilities in most aggressive pancreatic tumor subtype
Hutch News - September 23, 2020
'Everything we’ve been training for is happening now'

'Everything we’ve been training for is happening now'

How early-career virologists dropped everything to seize the opportunity, and face the challenges, of studying the coronavirus
Hutch News - September 16, 2020
Stalled science, missed mates and virtual everything

Stalled science, missed mates and virtual everything

Torn between science and safety concerns, young scientists navigate a new normal as they try to launch their careers
Hutch News - September 15, 2020
New insights into drug resistance in small cell lung cancer

New insights into drug resistance in small cell lung cancer

Scientists discover a single gene’s outsized role in drug resistance — and use its vulnerability to re-sensitize tumors to chemotherapy in preclinical models
Hutch News - August 20, 2020
Last Modified, April 02, 2020