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Finding

Milking It: Study in Mice Suggests Lactose in the Diet Feeds Dangerous Gut Bacteria

Lab mice who had lactose removed from their diets had a decreased risk of infection with the Enterococcus bacterium.

Illustration of Enterococcus

Finding

Genetic Variations Help Explain Why Immunotherapy Works Differently in Different People

A new study reports a possible way to quantify how efficient the immune system is at detecting cancer, and therefore how likely it is that a person will respond to immunotherapy.

Colorful illustration of people overlaid on a world map

In the Lab

Newly Discovered Immune Cell Subtypes Could Shake Up Immunotherapy

Dendritic cells, the guards of the immune system, have a previously unrecognized division of labor.

a colorful dendritic cell

In the Lab

Researchers Discover How T Cells Cause Post-Transplant Damage

Innovative imaging techniques shed light on intestinal damage that occurs after bone marrow transplant.

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In the Lab

Checkpoint Challenge: When Releasing Immune Cell Brakes Is Not Enough to Stop Cancer

Scientists have learned that cutting a T cell’s brakes can have unexpected consequences.

Immune cells surrounding a cancer cell

Feature

How Do Immune Cells Kill Their Prey?

When an immune cell faces a foe, it has more than chemical weapons at its disposal.

An illustration of an immune cell killing a cancer cell, and a snake attacking a mouse

Finding

One Patient’s Exceptional Response Leads to a Surprising Discovery about Immunotherapy

MSK researchers learn that some cancers may respond to checkpoint inhibitor drugs because of changes called gene fusions.

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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.

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Feature

The Convergence: Scientists Move toward 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