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2011-04-07 12:31:00

SEATTLE, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A $1 million grant from W.M. Keck Foundation will allow researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to pursue an ambitious project to sequence DNA from the human immune system to shed light on the genetic signatures of a large number of pathogenic exposures, starting with 17 common viruses and bacteria. This summer, by sequencing tens of millions of antibody genes per person - more than 100 times more genes than can be sequenced with...

2011-03-23 07:53:37

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) --There may be new hope for some multiple sclerosis patients, and the answer could lie in a new therapy involving their own blood stem cells. More than 2.5 million people suffer from the disabling disease. But a new study shows that patients with aggressive forms of MS may benefit from stem cell transplantation therapy. For this particularly study, Vasilios Kimiskidis and Athanasios Fassas from the Aristotle University of...

2011-02-25 12:41:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Full-term pregnancy has long been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, but a new study finds that the more times a woman gives birth, the higher her risk of "triple-negative" breast cancer, a relatively uncommon but particularly aggressive subtype of the disease. Conversely, women who never give birth have a 40 percent lower risk of such breast cancer, which has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer and doesn't respond to...

2011-01-26 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ten years. Thousands of lives saved." Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is using this tagline to help celebrate its official 10th anniversary. It was in January 2001 that SCCA - the patient care arm of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's - opened its new outpatient building and headquarters on Lake Union. The result today is the Pacific Northwest's only federally designated comprehensive cancer center. During the...

2011-01-11 13:16:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center basic scientists Roger Brent, Ph.D., a systems biologist, and Robert Eisenman, Ph.D., a molecular biologist and geneticist, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Brent, a member of the Hutchinson Center's Basic Sciences Division, is being honored "for outstanding contributions in...

2010-12-17 14:40:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has acquired a new 177,000-square-foot building adjacent to its campus on South Lake Union that will house offices and shared resources in support of the Center's research, board chair Doug Walker announced today. The acquisition may also allow for a modest increase in space for laboratory research, he said. The building, located at 1100 Eastlake Ave. E., was acquired for $36 million. "This offers an...

2010-12-09 11:57:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests at the 35th anniversary Hutch Holiday Gala on Saturday donated more than $5.6 million for research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. During a segment of the live auction, called "Help the Hutch," members of the Bezos family encouraged guests to close a $10 million challenge gift - first announced at the 2009 Gala - to fund the Hutchinson Center's Immunotherapy Initiative. Guests completed the challenge goal. Hutchinson Center...

2010-12-08 10:00:00

REDMOND, Wash. and SEATTLE, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the successful results of a two-year technology pilot program, UW Medicine will expand its use of Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS), a data aggregation platform, to support multiple clinical and research initiatives across the health organization. UW Medicine has purchased a perpetual license to use Amalga UIS to improve clinical care, quality and human subjects-approved research by providing clinical and...

2010-12-05 00:13:33

David Jacobsohn, MD, will lead Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Washington, DC (Vocus) December 3, 2010 Children's National Medical Center welcomes David Jacobsohn, MD as Chief of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Jacobsohn joins the team from Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he served as a member of the Stem Cell Transplant Program staff and as the Director of the Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease Clinic. "We are pleased to have Dr. Jacobsohn...

2010-11-25 21:45:00

A decade of refinements in marrow and stem cell transplantation to treat blood cancers significantly reduced the risk of treatment-related complications and death, according to an institutional self-analysis of transplant-patient outcomes conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Among the major findings of the study, which compared transplant-patient outcomes in the mid-'90s with those a decade later: After adjusting for factors known to be associated with outcome, the researchers...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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