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Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: A Visit to the Lab of Daniel Heller

The research team of chemist and engineer Daniel Heller creates new nanoscale materials that are specially designed to improve biological research or solve clinical problems.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Physician-in-Chief José Baselga Elected President of the American Association for Cancer Research

As leader of the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, Dr. Baselga will expand his role in accelerating cancer prevention and discovery.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
What Is Angiogenesis?

Cancer biologist Robert Benezra explains angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels form, and how it relates to cancer research.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Pictured: Marcel van den Brink & Robert Jenq
Bacteria May Hold the Key to Preventing Dangerous Side Effect of Transplants

Research suggests that the presence of a type of bacteria called Blautia, which occurs naturally in the body, may prevent graft-versus-host disease, a potentially fatal side effect of bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

Monday, March 3, 2014
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Holding On and Hiding Out: How Cancer Cells Spread to the Brain and Thrive

Researchers have gained new understanding of how tumors metastasize by studying the behavior of exceptional breast and lung cancer cells that are capable of entering the brain and surviving there.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Pictured: Renier Brentjens, Isabelle Rivière & Michel Sadelain
New Trial Advances Cell-Based Immune Therapy for Certain Leukemias

A new study evaluating a cell-based immune therapy to treat an aggressive type of leukemia — the largest study of its kind to date — reports that 88 percent of patients responded to the treatment.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
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At Work: Neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar performs complex surgeries for patients with brain tumors and, outside the operating room, focuses on the relationship between stem cells and brain cancers.

Monday, February 17, 2014
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok & Alexander Rudensky
Memorial Sloan Kettering Shares Historic Gift to Fund Immunotherapy Research

Immunologist Alexander Rudensky and medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok are investigating innovative ways to use the immune system to fight cancer.

Monday, January 6, 2014
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Researchers Fast-Forward Stem Cell Aging to Study Degenerative Diseases

A team of Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists has come up with an approach to make stem-cell-derived neurons rapidly age in a cell culture dish. The breakthrough could transform research into Parkinson’s and other late-onset diseases.

Monday, December 30, 2013
Pictured: Emily Casey, Isabel Lam, Ping Chi, Yu Chen, Tullia Lindsten, Craig Thompson, Moriah Nissan & Chong Luo.
Memorial Sloan Kettering “Power Couples” Talk at Gerstner Sloan Kettering Women in Science Luncheon

Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig Thompson, his wife, scientist Tullia Lindsten, and husband-and-wife physician-scientists Yu Chen and Ping Chi, discuss the pleasures and challenges of dual-career marriages.

Monday, December 23, 2013