Dr. William Banks, professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) was honored with the Viktor Mutt lectureship award at the International Society for Bioactive Peptides meeting. The Viktor Mutt lectureship was established in recognition of the fundamental research of Viktor Mutt (1923-1998) in the field of gastrointestinal peptide hormones and neuropeptides. Dr. Banks was awarded for his outstanding work on the transportation of…
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Brain tumors represent the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among children in the United States age 14 and younger, and nearly 14,000 children are estimated to be living with a primary brain tumor, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. The organization estimates that more than 4,000 new childhood brain tumors will be diagnosed in 2022. BBI’s Dr. Sarah Leary,…
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Dr. Angela Hanson, assistant professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) has been selected to receive the 2022 UCLA MSTAR Best Research Mentor Award. MSTAR (Medical Student Training in Aging Research) is a combined program (UCLA, UCSF and UW) that provides medical students short-term research training in aging and geriatrics with successful mentors in the field, with the goal of encouraging medical students…
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For about 70 years, prostate cancer researchers have known that the male sex hormone testosterone, an androgen, along with androgen receptor signaling on prostate cancer cells, are linked to survival rates in prostate cancer. As a result, androgen-deprivation therapy, or ADT, which suppresses the production of these sex hormones, has been a cornerstone of prostate cancer treatment for decades. “We’ve…
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At a Washington, D.C. conference on infectious disease science, Dr. Anthony Fauci today presented a lifetime achievement award to his friend and longtime collaborator Dr. Larry Corey, an internationally renowned virologist and former president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The prestigious award, given by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, or IDSA, was created in 1964 in honor of…
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University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce is among the new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine in an announcement made Monday. Cauce’s election to the NAM is “for exemplary and visionary leadership in public higher education administration; innovations in health research, education, and service systems that enhance pathways for women and underrepresented groups; initiatives to address interconnections…
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Today, the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) announced a new $3.4 million-dollar five-year Research Project Grant (R01) by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study why immune response are altered in those with Down syndrome (DS). Principal Investigator Bernard Khor, MD, PhD, will lead the R01 grant that builds on prior findings…
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Computational biologist Dr. Anat Zimmer, a post-doctoral researcher in Dr. Gavin Ha’s lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, was awarded a 2022-23 fellowship by the American Association of University Women, or AAUW. One of the world’s oldest leading supporters of graduate women’s education, the AAUW offers monetary awards to alleviate financial stress so women can focus on their educational and career…
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NIH Grant Will Support Collaborative Hemophilia Study

Hemophilia A is a rare sex chromosome-linked genetic bleeding disorder that affects approximately one in 5,000 live male births. Because it is caused by missing or abnormal factor VIII (FVIII), a clotting protein, the disease is also known as factor VIII deficiency. The frequency and intensity of bleeding episodes related to hemophilia A in males generally correlates with the severity…
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