‘An Integral Part of Cancer Care’: How a Seattle Children’s Oncologist Researches and Advocates for Body-Mind Health

Dr. Molly Taylor recently found a long-forgotten journal from her college years. In it, she asked her young adult self: “Do I want to be a pediatric oncologist?” It turns out she did, and she went to medical school after studying psychology and microbiology as an undergrad. Bringing together of all those disciplines, today she’s […]

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9 Questions Answered about Clinical Trials by a Seattle Children’s Cancer Expert

It’s estimated nearly 86,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) will be diagnosed with cancer this year; in fact, one-third of patients treated for cancer at Seattle Children’s are AYAs. These 15- to 39-year-olds face the unique challenges of their life stage — finishing high school or college, starting a career, establishing independence, finding a romantic […]

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The Next Generation of Researchers: SCRI Summer Scholars Program Provides Path to Science Careers

This story is part two of an On the Pulse series. Read part one here.  Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) is one of the nation’s leading pediatric research facilities, with talented investigators who have made stunning breakthroughs in their ongoing efforts to help every child live a full, healthy life. Working to inspire and develop […]

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Top 5 Things to Know about Malaria, According to a Seattle Children’s Infectious Disease Researcher

Eight cases of locally acquired malaria have been confirmed in Florida and Texas this summer, marking the first time in 20 years locally transmitted cases have been seen, and decades since malaria was officially eradicated in the United States. Although about 2,000 Americans are diagnosed with malaria each year, those cases are linked with travel […]

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Research Highlights: Equity Initiatives Improve Infection Rates; Cell and Gene Therapy Progress; Malaria Study

As one of the nation’s top four pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute remains dedicated to providing hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. On the Pulse takes a look at some of the highlights from across the research institute over the past month.  

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Seattle Children’s Trial Medication Stops Emree’s Seizures

It’s been 12 years, but Brandy Epling still chokes up at the traumatic memory of her firstborn’s birth. It was a difficult pregnancy, with preterm labor forcing a 33-day stay at a southwest Washington hospital for the mom-to-be, followed by months of bedrest. Ultrasounds revealed the baby’s brain was a bit bigger on the left […]

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Partnering with Biotechs to Save Lives

Biotechnology start-up GentiBio — a Seattle Children’s Research Institute spin-out — announced a multi-year collaboration with global pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb, the latest success story in the research institute’s rapid development of therapies and technologies that change children’s lives. Spin-off companies and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry collaborations are a critical part of accelerating and expanding the […]

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