Aga Khan University and Fred Hutch Join in Global Collaboration

The Aga Khan University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center this week expressed their shared commitment in working together to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. President Firoz Rasul of Aga Khan University and President and Director of Fred Hutch, Dr. Gary Gilliland, signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to foster joint international scientific…
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A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus has been designed in an international research effort. RSV is second only to malaria as a cause of infant mortality worldwide. The new vaccine elicits potent neutralizing antibodies against RSV in both mice and monkeys. The animal research findings, reported March 7 in the journal Cell, pave the way for human clinical trials.…
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Have you ever jumped in fear, and then a split second later realized that a spider (or a spider-shaped shadow) was at the edge of your vision? Your brain enables different kinds of responses to visual information. There’s the conscious response to what you see, which is what allows you to read and understand words, check the weather through a…
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Can an emotion shorten your lifespan? Absolutely, says former U.S. surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy. Something that millions of us feel every single day has now become a pervasive medical condition, and it’s linked to arthritis, diabetes, dementia and heart disease. We’re talking about loneliness, a condition that makes you 50 percent more likely to die prematurely. Murthy warns that…
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Miranda Howe, a junior at the UW, has been feeding the hydras for UW associate professor Martha Bosma’s research group since spring of her freshman year. These hydras, however, are not mythical many-headed monsters, but rather freshwater relatives of anemones. Hydras are simple animals with only two layers of cells that can regenerate after bisection. They are named after an analogous monster from…
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As thousands of researchers from around the globe converge on Seattle for a conference on HIV/AIDS, top health officials in the United States are preparing to launch an ambitious new program aimed at eliminating new infections in the U.S. by 2030. In advance of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, or CROI, which opened at the Washington State Convention Center…
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The rise in multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has become a major cause of global health concern for treating tuberculosis. The number of worldwide deaths caused by tuberculosis has surpassed HIV/AIDS, stressing the sense of urgency for finding effective new drugs to fight MTB. In a landmark study published today in Molecular Systems Biology, researchers at ISB,…
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Getting sick is a bit of a game of chance: brushing by the wrong person, skimming a dirty table, grabbing the wrong towel at the gym. However, it is not as much of a dice roll as many believe. An individual’s lifestyle and habits play a role, and so do genetics. While all human beings share 99.9 percent of their…
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It was a tight race for the 2018 DJC Building of the Year. How tight? Six votes separated first and second place. And the winner is: UW Life Sciences Building. Runner-ups were F5 Tower/The Mark and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Honorable mentions go to Denny Substation, Pacific Seas Aquarium and Stratus. The UW project got 16 percent of the…
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