Pioneering Women Offer Great Reads

November 21st, 2018|Blog|

The global health community in Washington state is filled with women who serve in all sorts of roles – from leading companies to leading labs to leading the administrative services that support research. There is a particular group of women, the [...]

Merck Fellows Help IDRI Learn New Skills

October 30th, 2018|Blog|

I am sitting in Heathrow airport waiting for my next flight to Cape Town (another work trip). The last time I made the journey to South Africa, I was on my way to meet three fellows joining us from Merck [...]

TB Vaccine Success Underscores Need to Continue Development

September 27th, 2018|Blog|

Scientists at IDRI played an early role in a new TB vaccine, developed by GSK,  that showed promising results in a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The patent application for the vaccine lists our own Rhea Coler [...]

Merck Fellows Share Skills for Drug Discovery

September 25th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Sept. 25, 2018: As part of the prestigious Merck Fellowship for Global Health program, IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute) is hosting three Fellows in Seattle for three months to assist IDRI scientists in implementing drug [...]

New Diagnostic Test for Leprosy Being Developed

September 19th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Sept. 19, 2018: Before an infectious disease can be treated, it must be detected. Key attributes of successful diagnostic tests include speed and cost, but it is also critical that they are easy to administer [...]

IDRI Partners with Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. for Summer Internship

July 31st, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Aug. 1, 2018: Five years ago, IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute) moved into a state-of-the-art lab at 1616 Eastlake Avenue East, which is owned and operated by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), in [...]

Reporting on Another “L” Disease

June 13th, 2018|Blog|

When I write, it's often about leprosy, but there's another "L" disease that deserves attention: leishmaniaisis, caused by the bite of a sandfly. Like leprosy, it's categorized by the World Health Organization as a neglected tropical disease or NTD. Together, the [...]

Time for Summer (Science) Reading!

May 22nd, 2018|Blog|

With Memorial Day here, summer is just around the corner. It’s time to kick back, enjoy the sunbreaks and read! We polled IDRI to see what people are reading (and what they’d recommend) from the science perspective. Chris Fox recommends “The [...]

Publication Details IDRI’s Promising Leprosy Vaccine Candidate

April 26th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEATTLE | April 26, 2018: A publication in Nature Partner Journals (npj) Vaccines indicates that post-exposure prophylaxis with LepVax, IDRI’s leprosy vaccine candidate, not only appears safe but, unlike BCG (a tuberculosis vaccine that provides some protection [...]

The World’s Most Dangerous Creature

April 25th, 2018|Blog|

When asked about the deadliest creatures in the world, thoughts often turn to sharks, snakes or even lions. But the list is topped by a tiny, buzzing insect that packs a powerful punch: the mosquito, which transmits parasites that cause [...]

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