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In the Lab
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Just Add Sugar: How a Protein’s Small Change Leads to Big Trouble for Cells
A study from investigators in the Sloan Kettering Institute uncovers the details of how a key protein called GRP94 becomes disrupted, leading to cancer and other diseases.
In the Lab
An illustration of a samurai riding a horse along a strand of RNA. The samurai’s sword is changing the letter A to the letter I.
Novel Tool Enables Study of Rare Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells
MSK investigators have used a lab tool originally developed to study fly nerve cells to uncover new findings about acute myeloid leukemia.
In the Lab
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Research Uncovers Details about How Gut Microbes Influence the Immune System
Investigators have shown how gut microbes promote the formation of a type of immune cell called regulatory T cells.
In the Lab
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Researchers Discover Stem Cells That May Drive Aggressive Behavior in Glioblastoma
Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.
Finding
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Study Reveals a New Way That Stress and Aging Lead to Alzheimer’s
A targeted approach being developed to treat certain cancers may also be effective for Alzheimer’s disease.
Feature
Cancer biologist Scott Lowe at a white board
Researchers Find that Vitamin B6 Contributes to Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells
This research marks the first time researchers have found a connection between vitamin B6 and cancer.
Finding
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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.
In the Lab
Illustration of how PU-PET localizes to tumors
Bull’s-Eye: Imaging Technology Could Confirm When a Drug Is Going to the Right Place
Collaborative team advances a new approach for imaging a drug that’s been developed to stop cancer growth.
Q&A
Michel Talagrand, Maria Jasin, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and Edward Stone
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.
In the Lab
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How Stem Cells Decide Their Fate
Research in blood stem cells has revealed new information about how these cells decide what to become when they divide.