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The Social Behavior of Bacteria Offers New Ideas for Antimicrobial Drug Design

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have discovered how a common bacterium can evolve to become more mobile and easier to get rid of.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Faster than the Speed of Light: New Imaging Approach Could Measure Tumor Activity

A new imaging approach being investigated by Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers could provide better information about a tumor’s molecular activity, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Taking Clues from Nature for the Development of New Drugs

In this Q&A, Memorial Sloan Kettering chemist Derek Tan discusses why natural products offer inspiration for the development of new drugs.

Monday, September 16, 2013
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Do Cancer Cell Lines Really Resemble Tumors? Now Researchers Can Tell

A recent study found that the cell lines most commonly used for research on ovarian cancer are not the most suitable.

Monday, August 26, 2013
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A Look Inside the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

Watch our scientists discuss how the Geoffrey Beene Center helped Memorial Sloan Kettering establish a progressive approach to modern cancer research.

Friday, July 19, 2013
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2013 Academic Convocation and Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School Commencement

Honors were conferred, PhD degrees were awarded, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author addressed the graduates at the May 10 ceremony.

Monday, July 8, 2013
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At Work: Computational Biologist Christina Leslie

Christina Leslie develops computational and statistical methods to study gene expression in normal cells and in cancer cells.

Friday, June 28, 2013
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A Recently Revealed Protein Structure Creates New Opportunities for Cancer Research and Drug Design

In an eagerly awaited study, Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers report on the molecular structure of mTOR, a protein commonly mutated in cancer.

Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Investigators Sequence the Genome of a Rare Head and Neck Cancer

Investigators have sequenced the genome of adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare and deadly head and neck cancer. The work sets the stage for the sequencing of additional rare cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Friday, May 24, 2013
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Siddhartha Mukherjee Addresses 2013 Graduates

Physician-scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, spoke to 2013 graduates of the “tenderness and tension” inherent in scientific discovery.

Friday, May 17, 2013