How do brain circuits control navigation? What gives spider silk proteins their strength? Can CRISPR help scientists design better drugs for treating tuberculosis? These questions represent a slice of the diverse and compelling science studied by the 15 new Hanna Gray Fellows announced today by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The Institute will invest up to $25 million for…
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If the world were to experience a replay of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million people, it could very likely involve a jump of ever-evolving avian flu strains from wild birds to domestic poultry to humans. Despite studies suggesting that just a few mutations in the genes of the bird flu virus could generate a new…
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Dr. Cameron Turtle, a hematology oncologist and pioneering researcher into CAR T-cell therapy, is the inaugural recipient of the Anderson Family Endowed Chair for Immunotherapy at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Ric and Kaylene Anderson and their three children presented the chair to Turtle Aug. 28 during a luncheon at Fred Hutch. “My wife and I have proudly supported the…
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Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to find cures, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is marking the occasion with a reinvigorated focus on helping children with cancer live better, longer lives. LLS announced today it has more than doubled its funding of research focused…
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Through the amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE), a grant program that fosters collaboration among teams of scientists, amfAR has awarded new grants totaling $1.16 million to advance a pair of innovative research studies attacking HIV from very different angles. Keith Jerome, Ph.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, was awarded $344,000 for a project that aims to advance…
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Alexander Greninger, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor and member of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at University of Washington, was recognized at the 11th International Conference on HHV-6 & 7, for his excellent work in the comparative, genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic reannotation of HHV-6A/B, as well as his analysis of the heterogeneity, large origin tandem repeats and interspecies recombination in HHV-6A/B…
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Dr. Jerry Radich, a pioneering leukemia researcher and expert in molecular genetics, is the inaugural recipient of the Kurt Enslein Endowed Chair at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. John and Christine Enslein presented the chair to Radich Aug. 13 during a luncheon at Fred Hutch. The ceremony highlighted the Ensleins’ long history of support to Fred Hutch — giving that…
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Two early-career scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have received prestigious grants to further their prostate cancer research. Alexandra “Alex” Corella, a graduate research assistant, won a $25,000, one-year fellowship from the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs, which are administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. She will use the funding to complete her doctoral dissertation research on…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has awarded eight grants totaling $1 million to a dozen of its scientists through the Evergreen Fund, which supports early research projects thought to be good prospects for commercial partnerships. Since 2017, the Evergreen Fund has awarded $3 million to projects proposed by researchers seeking a timely boost to help bring their ideas from the…
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Summary The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded grants to 44 doctoral adviser-student pairs to improve faculty mentoring skills, support new scientific leaders, and foster diversity and inclusion in science. A good scientific mentor can help students navigate different career paths and plug them into new networks. A mentor can be a sounding board and an advocate – and they…
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