A precise new technique reveals that our cells’ engines, mitochondria, unexpectedly shrug off DNA damage from toxic chemicals
Sept. 1, 2016
| By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
Surprisingly, instead of falling prey to DNA damage that would cause rampant genetic errors, mitochondria are somehow able to outrun this damage and keep their DNA error-free, scientists at Fred Hutch have shown.
Hutchinson Center finding sheds new light on genetic mutations in cancer development; may open new avenues for cancer therapy, early detection and monitoring treatment response
June 11, 2012
| By Kristen Woodward
Dr. Jason Bielas and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have made a surprising discovery that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development. For the first time, they found that the number of new mitochondrial DNA mutations is significantly lower in cancers than in normal cells.
Bielas wins New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation for studies on cancer and age-related disease
July 27, 2009
| By Galen Motin Goff
After mere months on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty, the Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Jason Bielas has won a New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation.
New faculty member Dr. Jason Bielas, Public Health Sciences Division, talks with the editor of Center News about the research that won him a $400,000 New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation
July 27, 2009
New Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty member Dr. Jason Bielas, Public Health Sciences Division, talks with the editor of Center News about the research that won him a $400,000 New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation.
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