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Backyard viruses of the Pacific Northwest

An infectious disease researcher moves to Seattle and starts exploring the local ecosystem — one virus at a time

Oct. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New technology led a group of infectious disease researchers to study viruses from unusual sources -- Canada geese, spiders, moths, bats and other local animals.

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Common cold can be surprisingly dangerous for transplant patients

Study shows typically ‘mild’ respiratory virus can turn into deadly pneumonia in this vulnerable population, points to need for effective meds, better prevention

March 7, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The common cold is a major source of annoyance for most of us, but new research has found that for bone marrow transplant patients, this most common respiratory infection can be far worse than just a stuffy nose.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 22, 2016

Dr. Candice Grzelak gets $180K to study breast cancer mets; Infectious Disease Sciences earns training grant; Drs. Jesse Bloom, Frederick "Erick" Matsen named HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars

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Tracking the rise and fall of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Study pins numbers on outbreak’s devastation, interventions that worked

March 28, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

After a painstaking process collecting and analyzing information sent from nearly every chiefdom in Sierra Leone ― districts comparable to U.S. counties ― a team of biostatisticians including Fred Hutch’s Dr. Betz Halloran and Dr. Yang Yang of the University of Florida has published a new study that shows how the Ebola virus tore a swath through that country like an invading army.

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An ‘audacious and ambitious’ building

Seattle celebrates the opening of the new Uganda-Fred Hutch cancer center

June 4, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At the grand opening of the new UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala last month, leaders of both the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center made clear that the celebration was as much about the people involved in the decade-long collaboration as it was about the alliance’s new state-of-the-art facility. That said, the building really is awesome.

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Protecting the most vulnerable

What a growing measles outbreak means for those with cancer and others who can’t get the vaccine

Feb. 6, 2015 | By Joely Johnson Mork / Fred Hutch News Service

As the measles outbreak continues to spread, those who can't get vaccinated due to medical reasons are among the most vulnerable.

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