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Science Byte

Scientists Discover Keys to Immune Response against Anthrax

Researchers clarify how the immune system activates an inflammatory defense against pathogens.

Ribbon diagram of an anthrax protein.

In the News

AACR 2019 Research Roundup: Nanosensors for Cancer, New Immunotherapy Targets, a Road Map of Metastasis, and CAR T Fratricide

Read our key takeaways from the second half of the American Association for Cancer Research’s 2019 annual meeting.

an illustration of cancer metastasis

Feature

Converging Research Is Leading to a New Understanding of Metastatic Cancer

Through converging lines of research in stem cell biology, tissue regeneration, and immunity, Sloan Kettering Institute scientists are learning what makes metastatic cancer cells tick.

Karuna Ganesh

In the Lab

CAR T Cells Get an Invisibility Cloak

Research is focusing on ways to help cancer-fighting immune cells stick around longer, boosting their effectiveness.

A cartoon of a person hiding behind a newspaper and sunglasses.

In the Lab

MSK Scientists Fine-Tune CAR T Cells to Improve Their Performance

The updated versions can survive longer in the body while still packing a punch against cancer.

Illustration of mechanical arms altering a cell

In the News

Former MSK Immunologist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Allison is being honored for discovering how to take the brakes off cancer-fighting immune cells.

James Allison

In the Lab

Putting the STING in Immunotherapy: Research Focuses on Ways to Improve Cancer Treatments

Researchers are looking for ways to make cancer cells more visible to the immune system.

Different viewpoints of the STING pathway

Feature

Meet the Unsung Immune Cell that Could Change Immunotherapy

A lesser-known immune cell is suddenly getting more attention in the field of cancer immunology.

NK cells attacking

In the Lab

One by One: Single-Cell Analysis Helps Map the Cancer Landscape

Sloan Kettering Institute investigators are taking important steps toward being able to identify all the cell types in tumors. With this information, they can figure out how the cells work together.

MSK computational biologist Dana Pe'er

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.