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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
 Pictured: Cancer cell on blood vessel
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
Pictured: Stem cell-derived nerve cells exposed to progerin
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
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Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science Magazine “Breakthrough of the Year”

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have played a major role in cancer immunotherapy research, named “Breakthrough of the Year” by Science magazine.

Monday, December 23, 2013
Pictured: Alexander Rudensky
At Work: Immunologist Alexander Rudensky

Alexander Rudensky’s research focuses on the role of a subset of white blood cells called regulatory T cells, which are believed to suppress the immune system’s ability to fight tumors.

Monday, December 16, 2013
Pictured: Charles L. Sawyers, William Polkinghorn & Simon Powell
Molecular Studies Explain Effectiveness of Longtime Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Laboratory studies have revealed an explanation for why androgen-deprivation therapy makes radiation therapy more effective in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer.

Thursday, December 12, 2013