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In the Lab

New Chemical Biology Program Brings Power of Chemistry to Biomedical Research

A new Sloan Kettering Institute program will enhance the use of chemical principles to investigate biological processes.

Test tubes and glass vials and beakers sit on a desk in a laboratory.

In the Lab

The Shape of Things to Come

Three-dimensional printing is showing promise for the development of many tools to help cancer patients.


Scientists Link Gene to Inherited Form of Childhood Leukemia

Researchers have found that some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children may be linked to an inherited gene mutation.

Child hand with IV holding adult hand.

In the Lab

Scientists Find Promising Target for Better Pain Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have discovered how new analgesic medications work without the downsides of traditional opioid painkillers.

Four scrabble tiles spelling out pain surrounded by numerous white pills (round and oblong) representing painkillers.

In the Lab

A Curious Inheritance: Studying How DNA Changes Pass from One Cell Generation to the Next

Molecular biology and the field of epigenetics are revealing clues about how DNA modification patterns determine which genes are expressed, or used to make protein.

Iestyn Whitehouse

In the Clinic

Experimental Drug Targets Rare Joint Disorder

A new targeted therapy is showing promise in treating tenosynovial giant-cell tumor, a joint disease also known as pigmented villonodular synovitis.

MRI image of a tumor behind the knee.


Coping with Pain after Breast Cancer Surgery

Nearly half of all women experience pain or physical limitations after breast cancer surgery, known as postmastectomy reconstruction syndrome, but help is available.

A patient does strength-training exercises as a physical therapist looks on.

In the Lab

Discovery Could Boost New Therapies for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Researchers have discovered a way to potentially make drugs more effective at treating certain blood cancers.

Illustration of normal blood cells (red discs) along with cancer cells (black spheres) floating through a blood vessel.


A Field in Motion: Fighting Cancer with Exercise

Exercise as a cancer treatment? Too good to be true? Perhaps not. Exercise scientist Lee Jones is teasing out the answer to this and other questions. Here, he talks to us about his work.


Picturing the Body’s Immune Response

Cell biologist Philipp Niethammer discusses what the zebrafish can teach us about how the body heals.