Science Market Update

Fred Hutch Event Raises $13M For Pediatric Cancer Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center raised over $13 million in donations at its recent Hutch Holiday Gala, the center's largest annual fundraiser held in Seattle each year. Money from the event will be used to recruit world-class researchers in pediatric oncology and to expand research infrastructure geared specifically toward pediatric cancer research.

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, WA, cancer research, Research Funding, Seattle, Northwest Region, Cancer Center, Fred Hutch

WSU Researcher Makes Breakthrough In Improving Crop Yields

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Mechthild Tegeder, a professor of Plant Molecular Physiology at Washington State University, has designed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans. Tegeder accomplished this by developing a novel way to double the amount of nitrogen fixed by the plants. The agricultural research study indicates a breakthrough that could help meet society's need to feed an increasing population while also protecting the environment.

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Tags: Washington, WSU Pullman, WA, Washington State University Pullman, agriculture, WSU, Washington State University, agricultural, Northwest Region, research news, vegetable crops, agricultural business, agribusiness

$23.5M Granted to Fred Hutch Researchers to DefeatHIV

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jul 27, 2016

DefeatHIV, an initiative based out of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, has been researching potential cures for HIV over the past 5 years. Their research has focused on the use of blood cells genetically modified to be resistant to the HIV virus. It was recently announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the DefeatHIV team a new grant of $23.5 million that will continue to support their research on this potential cure for an additional 5 years.

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, WA, Seattle, Hutch, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, HIV Vaccine, HIV research, DefeatHIV

Fred Hutch Researchers Identify Biology-Based Treatment for Lung Cancer

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) makes up about 10 - 15% of all lung cancer diagnoses, and is caused by smoking and inhaling second-hand smoke. This is an aggressive type of cancer that spreads quickly, and recurs extremely frequently after patients undergo chemotherapy treatments. Treatments for SCLC have not changed much in the past 30 years, but a team of researchers led by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has been investigating potential new therapy methods for the cancer and recently uncovered a gene that has the potential to be used in biology-based treatments for SCLC. (Image courtesy of Lindsay Fox via Wikimedia Commons and EcigaretteReviewed)

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, WA, cancer research, Seattle, Hutch, 2016, Fred Hutch, BioResearch Product Faire, Western, small-cell lung cancer, L-Myc, SCLC

WSU Partners to Offer Genetic Cancer Screenings

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Washington State University, in collaboration with a genetics testing company in India, is providing cancer patients with comprehensive testing for determining effective prostate and breast cancer treatments.

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Tags: Washington, WSU Pullman, Microbiology, WA, cancer research, WSU, Washington State University, Cancer Treatment, pharmaceutical, 2015, Biomarkers, Genetics, Northwest Region, Pullman, BioResearch Product Faire™

WSU Surpasses $1B funding Goal for FY 2015

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Washington State University recently announced that it has surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal, making 2015 its highest funded fiscal year to date.

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Tags: Washington, WA, WSU, Washington State University, 2015, Research Funding, Northwest Region, new grant, Pullman, new endowed faculty, new building expansion, New Life Science Funding, BioResearch Product Faire™, fundraising

WSU Researchers Illuminate new Options For Organics

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Organic fruits and vegetables are gaining ground in the food industry as a healthy alternative to produce that may have been grown with harmful pesticides and other chemicals. Unfortunately, however, this lack of chemical additives sometimes leaves organic produce susceptible to food-borne pathogens and microbes, which can cause illness in humans.

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Tags: Washington, food science, WA, WSU, Washington State University, 2015, biotech, Northwest Region, Pullman, BioResearch Product Faire™

WSU Researchers receive $1.8M Leg up From NIH

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Researchers from Washington State University are getting a leg up from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work with artificial hip and knee replacements.

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Tags: Washington, WA, WSU, Nanoscience, Washington State University, 2015, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Reearch, Engineering, Research Funding, NIH funding, Northwest Region, Pullman, NIH grants, Nanomaterials, BioResearch Product Faire™

Hutch Researcher Receives $12.9M for Immune Studies

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Millions of people suffer from allergies nationwide, (up to 30% of Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control), but for most, a healthy immune system and a course of antihistamines is all that is needed for a little relief.

For others, however, diseases that complicate and degrade the immune system make every microbe and bacteria a potentially fatal nightmare. In recent years, people suffering from immune deficiencies have found some home in stem-cell transplants and other therapies, but their hope is tempered by inherent toxicities and associated side effects.

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, immunotherapy, Stem cell research, WA, NIH funded Research Projects, Immune System, grants, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, Stem Cell, Seattle, Northwest Region, Hutch, Fred Hutch

Clinical Trials to Begin for Fred Hutch Researcher’s “Tumor Paint”

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Brain surgery is an extremely delicate matter, and complicated even further when performed on children with brain cancer. These cancer cells are difficult to discern from healthy cells during brain surgery and afterward may or may not still reside in the brain where they can continue to spread and cause damage.  

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, WA, cancer research, brain research, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Seattle, Hutch

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