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Finding

Research Points to a Potential New Approach for Treating Anemia

A class of drugs originally developed to treat certain neurological disorders appears to boost the production of red blood cells.

Red blood cells

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.

An illustration of two teapots with liquid flowing into various cups

In the Lab

Scientists Use CRISPR to Learn How Cells Make Decisions

The genome-editing technique uncovered several genes previously not known to influence embryonic development.

Fluorescent red and green cells

In the Lab

Stem Cells Stay “Young” on a Fat-Free Diet

Researchers have discovered a simple way to keep stem cells in a more flexible state for research and potential treatments.

 Colored scanning electron micrograph of a clump of pluripotent stem cells.

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

In the Lab

Stem Cell Research Probes Why a Breast Cancer Treatment Sometimes Damages the Heart

Investigators are looking at how and why the breast cancer drug trastuzumab sometimes causes long-lasting and potentially serious cardiac side effects.

Stem cells induced to become cardiomyocytes

In the Lab

Stem Cell Research Identifies Potential Drugs for Treating Zika Infection

Researchers from MSK and Weill Cornell have found that two compounds appear to fight off infection with the Zika virus.

An organoid of a developing brain

In the Lab

Step by Step: Stem Cell Approach Provides New Models for Studying How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Progresses

A new laboratory tool will allow researchers to study the progression from normal cells to myelodysplastic syndromes to an aggressive type of leukemia.

Histology images of stem cells and AML cells

In the Lab

Connecting the Dots: Stem Cells Provide Valuable Tool for Linking Genes and Disease

Researchers are using pluripotent stem cells to create models of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic beta cells