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Building a better protein in the hope of better therapies

Researchers design and create donut-shaped proteins from scratch

Dec. 16, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers design and create donut-shaped proteins from scratch that could one day help yield more potent vaccines, more powerful growth factors to stimulate the growth of cancer-fighting immune cells in stem cell or cord blood transplants, or even a molecular sponge to soak up toxins in the body after poisoning.

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Evolutionary biologist Bloom wins Sloan Foundation fellowship

Jesse Bloom's $50,000 award supports molecular evolution research of proteins and viruses

Feb. 27, 2012

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently awarded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Dr. Jesse Bloom a $50,000 research fellowship.

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Team solves structure of promising gene-targeting protein

Barry Stoddard and colleagues are first to show TAL effector structure, paving way for use in gene modification, engineering and corrective therapy

Jan. 9, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a newly discovered type of gene-targeting protein shown to be useful as a DNA-targeting molecule for gene correction, gene therapy and gene modification. The findings were published online in Science Express on Jan. 5.

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