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Finding

Study in Mice Suggests Lactose in the Diet Feeds Dangerous Gut Bacteria When the Immune System Is Compromised

Lab mice who had lactose removed from their diets had a decreased risk of infection with the Enterococcus bacterium.

Illustration of Enterococcus

Dinshaw Patel Receives C.C. Tan Life Science International Collaboration Award

The award recognizes his lifetime contributions to the field of life sciences, especially related to the training of Chinese scientists who have returned to faculty positions in China.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In the Lab

Newly Discovered Immune Cell Subtypes Could Shake Up Immunotherapy

Dendritic cells, the guards of the immune system, have a previously unrecognized division of labor.

a colorful dendritic cell

Q & A

Meet Maria Jasin, an Award-Winning Biologist Who Studies DNA Repair

Maria Jasin, a member of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Developmental Biology Program, discusses her research.

Michel Talagrand, Maria Jasin, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Edward Stone

Finding

Scientists See Potential in Cellular “Death by Iron” for Cancer Treatment

This form of cell death is called ferroptosis, and certain cancer cells are especially vulnerable to it.

a man holding a shield and sword

In the Lab

Science Meets Art to Build a Paintable Diagnostic Test for Cancer

A collaboration between a nanotechnology scientist and a visual artist leads to a promising diagnostic test and a new art form.

Same painting, two wavelengths of a painting in color and black and white.

In The Lab

Researchers Identify a Bacterial Species That Could Protect against Hospital-Acquired Infections

MSK researchers are reporting that a bacterial species called Blautia producta appears to release a substance that kills harmful bacteria.

Microscopy image of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus