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Finding

Study Reveals a New Way That Stress and Aging Lead to Alzheimer’s

A targeted approach being developed to treat certain cancers may also be effective for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Feature

Researchers Find that Vitamin B6 Contributes to Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells

This research marks the first time researchers have found a connection between vitamin B6 and cancer.

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In the Lab

What Does Cancer Metastasis Have to Do with Wound Healing? More than You Might Think

Scientists are learning that — in a literal sense — metastasis is wound healing gone wrong.

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In the Lab

Mind the Gap: Scientists Learn How Cells Make and Repair Tight Connections

New findings from researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute provide insight into a fundamental biological process called the epithelial-mesenchymal transition.

Epithelial cells

In the Lab

Why KRAS Inhibitors for Lung Cancer Stop Working (and What Can Be Done about It)

Recently developed targeted drugs used to treat lung cancer are only partially effective. Scientists now know why.

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Feature

Meet Lisa DeAngelis, MSK's New Physician-in-Chief

Meet Lisa DeAngelis, MSK's new Physician-in-Chief. She discusses her upbringing, her early career at MSK, and her top priorities as physician-in-chief.

Lisa DeAngelis

Q&A

Understanding Biology's Blueprint: 8 Questions with Kat Hadjantonakis

Learn about Anna-Katerina “Kat” Hadjantonakis, who is Chair of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Developmental Biology Program.

Anna-Katerina “Kat” Hadjantonakis

Q&A

Peering at Biological Molecules: A Conversation with Structural Biology Chair Christopher Lima

Seeing Biological Molecules at the Atomic Level: At Work with Christopher Lima, Structural Biology Chair.

Structural biologist Christopher Lima

In the Lab

The Obesity Paradox: Study Suggests Fat Near Kidney Tumors Plays Critical Role in Treatment Response

MSK researchers discover a possible reason why people with kidney cancer respond better to treatments such as immunotherapy if they are obese.

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In the News

10 Remarkable Basic Science Breakthroughs from 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, take a moment to reflect on the science stories that made the year one to remember.

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