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In the Lab

Novel Tool Enables Study of Rare Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells

MSK investigators have used a lab tool originally developed to study fly nerve cells to uncover new findings about acute myeloid leukemia.

An illustration of a samurai riding a horse along a strand of RNA. The samurai’s sword is changing the letter A to the letter I.

In the Lab

Research Uncovers Details about How Gut Microbes Influence the Immune System

Investigators have shown how gut microbes promote the formation of a type of immune cell called regulatory T cells.

Bacteroides bacteria under the microscope

In the Lab

Researchers Discover Stem Cells That May Drive Aggressive Behavior in Glioblastoma

Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.

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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.

Cancer biologist Scott Lowe at a white board

Finding

Study in Mice Suggests Lactose in the Diet Feeds Dangerous Gut Bacteria When the Immune System Is Compromised

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

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Q&A

Meet Maria Jasin, an Award-Winning Biologist Who Studies DNA Repair

Maria Jasin, a member of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Developmental Biology Program, discusses her research.

Michel Talagrand, Maria Jasin, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Edward Stone

In the Lab

How Stem Cells Decide Their Fate

Research in blood stem cells has revealed new information about how these cells decide what to become when they divide.

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In the Lab

Scientists Develop a Tool to Watch a Single Gene Being Transcribed in a Living Cell

A new imaging technology developed at MSK allows researchers to focus on genes as they are copied into messenger RNA.

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