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Q & A

Steering Cancer Cells Back to Normal: 8 Questions with Kristian Helin

Learn about Kristian Helin, the new Chair of the Cell Biology Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute and Director of the Center for Epigenetics Research at MSK.

Kristian Helin in his laboratory

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

Q & A

Why Do Germs Become Resistant to Antibiotics? An MSK Program Is Focused on Avoiding this Problem

Learn how MSK’s Antibiotic Management Program is leading the way in ensuring that antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are used responsibly.

Photo of many different types of pills

In The Lab

Scientists Home In On “Equation” for Muscle Cell Size

A new study in flies reveals a previously unknown type of cooperation at work in muscle cells.

Mutlinucleated muscle cells from flies

Feature

For One MSK Researcher, Science Is as Mighty as the Sword

Learn about Gabe Armijo, a researcher in the Sloan Kettering Institute and a competitive fencer.

Gabe Armijo in full fencing gear

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.

Drawing of one human figure set apart from a group of others.

Feature

Beyond Sugar: What Cancer Cells Need to Grow

While sugar gets most of the attention as a cancer fuel, other nutrients can be equally important.

a cartoon of a cancer cell spooning glutamine from a jar

Finding

DeepPET Uses Artificial Intelligence to Generate Images of the Body’s Internal Activities

MSK researchers are developing a new image-generation method for PET scans. It may prove to be quicker and clearer than current scans.

Three sets of PET images

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

New Collaboration Will Accelerate US-China Clinical Trials

The initiative lays the groundwork for speedier cancer drug approvals in both the United States and China.

MSK President Craig Thompson