Recent News: Lab Research

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In the Lab

This Newly Discovered Organelle Is Fierce

It’s not every day that scientists discover a new part of the cell. Two biologists from the Sloan Kettering Institute just did.

3D organelle

In the Lab

In a Twist, Scientists Find Cancer Drivers Hiding in RNA, Not DNA

New findings from researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute suggest that cancer causes may be lurking in the molecule that bridges DNA and protein.

Sloan Kettering Institute molecular biologist Christine Mayr

In the Lab

MSK Scientists Build "Armored" CAR T Cells to Smite Solid Tumors

The engineered immune cells secrete powerful drugs as a layer of defense.

MSK physician-scientist Renier Brentjens

In the Lab

Scientists Identify Growth Signal for Metastatic Cancer "Seeds"

Targeting this signal with drugs might be one way to stop cancers from spreading.

This image shows cancer cells (white) and pericytes (green) clinging to capillaries (red). The blue dots are nuclei.

Feature

Meet the Unsung Immune Cell that Could Change Immunotherapy

A lesser-known immune cell is suddenly getting more attention in the field of cancer immunology.

NK cells attacking

In the Lab

One by One: Single-Cell Analysis Helps Map the Cancer Landscape

Sloan Kettering Institute investigators are taking important steps toward being able to identify all the cell types in tumors. With this information, they can figure out how the cells work together.

MSK computational biologist Dana Pe'er

Finding

Don't Scratch That Mole? Scientists Are Learning More about Inflammation and Cancer

It's not only what's inside your cells that determines your cancer risk. It's what surrounds them too.

A doctor examines a mole.

Feature

What Is Epigenetics, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Epigenetics is frequently in the news, but there's lots of confusion about just what it entails.

A calico cat

Finding

Cancer Cells Eat Fat to Grow and Spread

Research conducted in zebrafish shows that melanoma cells have an affinity for fat, and that eating it makes them more aggressive.

Large cells filled with yellow-colored fat

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.