Recent News: Developmental Biology

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In the Lab

How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

A surprising discovery linking the hormone insulin to skin pigmentation offers fresh insights into how animal bodies take shape.

Several zebrafish swimming in a tank

Finding

Is Neurodegenerative Disease a Kind of Cancer?

New findings from experiments done in mice suggest a surprising cause of common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

A network of neurons

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

Science Byte

It Takes Two: A Pair of Proteins Coordinate to Direct Development of Embryonic Cells

MSK researchers shed light on the signals that determine the fate of embryonic cells.

Embryos arranged in three concentric circles. Cells are stained blue or red.

In the Lab

Origin Story: Finding on Macrophage Development Challenges Long-Held View

A surprising finding challenges long-held dogma about how certain immune cells develop into specialized types in diverse tissues.

Electronic microscope enlargement of macrophage cell (tinted green)

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells

In the Lab

A New Mouse? Genetically Pliable Stem Cells Could Advance Research on Many Diseases

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed a powerful new way to study human disease using stem cells whose genomes can be manipulated at will.

Lab mouse with cultured human pluripotent stem cells

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches New Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology

The new center brings together scientists and clinicians working in various fields who will use the power of imaging to speed research and innovations in cancer care.

Pictured: Jason Lewis, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis & Daniel Heller

In the Lab

Researchers Fast-Forward Stem Cell Aging to Study Degenerative Diseases

A team of Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists has come up with an approach to make stem-cell-derived neurons rapidly age in a cell culture dish. The breakthrough could transform research into Parkinson’s and other late-onset diseases.

Pictured: Stem cell-derived nerve cells exposed to progerin

Snapshot

Pigment-Producing Skin Cells Generated Using Stem Cell Technology

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed innovative ways to study some skin diseases, including melanoma skin cancer.

Pictured: Melanocytes