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How cells sense and respond to the outside world

Cells employ unexpected method to respond to environmental cues

Oct. 28, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study, published in the journal Cell Systems and which was led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center molecular biologist Dr. Roger Brent and computational biologist Dr. Steven Andrews, addresses the molecular chain of events that occurs when cells receive external information.

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HIV vaccine: Could a few special cells help protect millions of people?

New analysis finds rare immune cells linked to HIV vaccine’s effectiveness

May 28, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

There are several kinds of immune responses that could protect against HIV infection. A new analysis has now found that a small but important subset of the immune cells known as T cells may be important for a working HIV vaccine.

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The FedEx factor: How handling and storage of patient blood samples can impact cancer research

New study reveals how a seemingly major leukemia discovery turned scientific cautionary tale about how standard blood collection can alter results

Nov. 10, 2014 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch's Drs. Heidi Dvinge and Robert Bradley discovered that abnormalities in a molecule called RNA were not triggered by leukemia, as previously thought, but by the manner in which blood samples from cancer patients were being stored.

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McIntosh to head Computational Biology

Longtime proteomics researcher takes reins of expanding Herbold Computational Biology Program

June 21, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Martin McIntosh is the new head of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Herbold Computational Biology Program in the Public Health Sciences Division.

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