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Developmental Biologist Lorenz Studer Comments on the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Methods to generate stem cells have given scientists new ways to study some diseases and identify potential drugs, and could one day be used to rebuild diseased or damaged tissues in patients.

Pictured: Lorenz Studer

Philanthropy

Starr Foundation Renews Gifts for Cancer Consortium and Stem Cell Research Initiative

Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering will benefit from renewed support for The Starr Cancer Consortium and the Tri-Institutional Stem Cell Initiative totaling $105 million.

Pictured: Neural stem cells

Profile

An Interview with Cancer Biologist Michael Kharas

As a child, Michael Kharas knew that he wanted to “be making the drugs doctors use to cure people.” Today he investigates molecular processes that stem cells and tumor cells have in common – in the hopes of uncovering insights for treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Pictured: Michael Kharas