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2014-03-31 08:30:41

Morgan Stanley's Head of Global Biotech Investment Banking Joins Leading Cancer Immunotherapy Startup SEATTLE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juno Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on bringing forward novel immunotherapies for cancer, announced today that Steve Harr, M.D., will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140113/DC45426LOGO Harr currently serves as Managing Director and Head of...

2013-12-04 00:21:10

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and pediatrics partner Seattle Children's Research Institute join together to launch Juno Therapeutics Inc. Company founded with $120M initial investment, among largest fully committed Series A for a biotech startup in history Juno to develop broad pipeline of potentially revolutionary cancer immunotherapy products NEW YORK and SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...

2012-03-22 11:04:34

Youth with parental separation anxiety also at decreased risk Anxiety, depression, stress and social support can predict early alcohol and illicit drug use in youth, according to a study from Carolyn McCarty, PhD, of Seattle Children´s Research Institute, and researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle University.  Middle school students from the sixth to the eighth grade who felt more emotional support from teachers reported a delay in alcohol and other illicit...

2011-12-22 12:38:38

Researchers say discovery may reveal new uses of existing medications to reverse anesthesia Physicians use inhalation anesthetics in a way that is incredibly safe for patients, but very little is known about the intricacies of how these drugs actually work in children and adults. Now, researchers have uncovered what cells respond to anesthesia in an organism known as the C. elegans, according to a new study from the Seattle Children's Research Institute. C. elegans is a transparent...

2011-11-30 14:33:57

First of its kind study examines alternative immunization schedule occurrence rates in Washington state and pediatricians´ comfort level using alternative schedules Seventy-seven percent of Washington state pediatricians report that they are sometimes or frequently asked to provide alternative childhood vaccine schedules for their patients, according to a new study from Seattle Children´s Research Institute.  Researchers also found that 61 percent of Washington state...

2011-11-02 16:28:00

Final stage clinical trial shows significantly improved lung function in subset of CF patients SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study has confirmed that the drug, ivacaftor (VX-770), significantly improves lung function in some people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The results of the phase III clinical trial study, "A CFTR Potentiator in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and the G551D Mutation," led by Bonnie W. Ramsey, MD of...

Over 70% Of Suicidal Teens Don't Get Needed Mental health Services
2011-09-15 07:04:11

  Study suggests improved screening for suicidal tendencies by primary care providers is needed Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently published in Academic Pediatrics. The researchers found that only...

2011-08-16 08:00:00

Receives $2.3 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete development of affordable respiratory support device SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Research Institute today announced the receipt of a two-year, $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete prototype development of its new respiratory support device, called Seattle Children's Positive Airway Pressure (Sea-PAP.) Sea-PAP, designed to be an...

2010-06-11 13:55:06

Seattle Children's, UW, and Group Health study 8,000 King County children Children in King County, Washington, are more likely to be obese if they live in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. Social Science & Medicine e-published the research this week in advance of printing it. The researchers found obesity most common in...

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2009-01-06 07:45:00

More than half of U.S. teenagers write about risky behaviors like sex and drugs on their MySpace accounts, according to researchers. Experts believe young people do not realize how public sites like MySpace may be opening them to risk. "We found the majority of teenagers who have a MySpace account are displaying risky behaviors in a public way that is accessible to a general audience," said Dr. Dimitri Christakis of Seattle Children's Research Institute. "The ones to me that were most...