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Protein designers get a boost for flu vaccine project

The University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design has won an $11.3 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to cook up a public health breakthrough: a universal flu vaccine. This marks the San Francisco-based nonprofit group’s first gift to a research effort in … Continue reading

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Positive results for ‘tumor-agnostic’ cancer drug

Two clinical studies have provided evidence suggesting that an experimental precision-medicine drug called larotrectinib can fight soft-tissue tumors regardless of the patient’s age or the type of tumor. Seattle Children’s Hospital participated in both studies. Get the full story on … Continue reading

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Fusion venture branches out into cancer therapy

TAE Technologies, the California-based fusion energy company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has spawned a spinoff focusing on a novel type of cancer therapy. The spinoff, TAE Life Sciences, is a majority-owned subsidiary of TAE Technologies and will take advantage … Continue reading

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How families will help shape the future of health

It’s no secret that a rising flood of data, from the results of sophisticated genetic tests to the vital signs recorded by your smartphone, is transforming the way we approach health and wellness. But one of the pioneers of that … Continue reading

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Are fringe loans bad for your health?

For some low-income workers, short-term fringe loans — coming from payday lenders and check cashing services — are a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean they feel good about taking out those loans. In a newly published study, University of Washington researchers … Continue reading

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Former VP Joe Biden comes out swinging for science

AUSTIN, Texas — Joe Biden may no longer be vice president, but he’s still leading the charge for his cancer moonshot, and for science funding as well. “The United States government, at this point in our development, should be doubling and … Continue reading

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How staring at the eclipse led to a world of hurt

A medical case reported today in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology proved the wisdom of all those warnings not to stare at the partly covered sun during August’s solar eclipse. Unfortunately, it’s too late for the woman at the center of the case: … Continue reading

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