Press Releases

2013

Weakened Parasites Used as Malaria Vaccine - 11/1/2013
Genetically attenuating the malaria parasite could provide a path for robust protection against the disease
A Better Malaria-Fighting Machine - 8/30/2013
New study using systems biology shows expanded range of possibilities in making the human liver better at killing the malaria parasite 
Seattle BioMed Awarded $16.6 Million Tuberculosis Grant From National Institutes of Health - 8/19/2013
Researchers set to perform the most comprehensive analysis to date of progression from latent tuberculosis to active disease Seattle BioMed has been awarded a grant from the National Institute...
First comprehensive regulatory map is a blueprint for how to defeat tuberculosis - 7/3/2013
Despite decades of research on the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), scientists have not had a comprehensive understanding of how the bacterium is wired to adapt to changing conditions in the...
New approaches to understanding infection may uncover novel therapies against influenza - 7/3/2013
The influenza virus’ ability to mutate quickly has produced new, emerging strains that make drug discovery more critical than ever. For the first time, researchers at Seattle BioMed, along with...
Seattle BioMed Hosts 25th Annual Parasitology Conference - 6/17/2013
Leading scientists present breakthroughs and discuss barriers to infectious disease research
Researchers Reveal Malaria's Deadly Grip: Discovery of how parasite sticks to blood vessels could lead to new means to combat malaria - 6/5/2013
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, the University of Oxford, NIMR Tanzania and Retrogenix LTD, have identified how malaria...
New Promise for an HIV Vaccine as Researchers Overcome the Earliest Roadblock to Elicit Neutralizing Antibodies - 3/25/2013
In a crucial step towards developing a successful HIV vaccine, researchers have been able, for the first time, to stimulate immune cells that can produce broadly neutralizing antibodies: a feat that...
Cancer Drugs an Unexpected Ally in the Battle Against Malaria - 3/7/2013
In the fight against malaria, cancer drugs are far from being considered a useful tool. But new research at Seattle BioMed reveals that liver cells, which are first infected by Plasmodium parasites...
Key Cell Mechanics Study Reveals the Role of Nuclear Pore Proteins in Regulating Gene Expression, Contributing Valuable Knowledge to the Fight Against Infectious Diseases, Cancer, and Neurodegenerative Diseases - 2/28/2013
The three-dimensional architecture of a cell’s nucleus, which contains its genetic information, is critical to determining which of a cell’s genes are actually expressed. Using systems and cell...