Recent News: Systems Biology

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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

Announcement

Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini

In the Lab

Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection

Clostridium difficile infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them.

Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer

Feature

Turning to Bacteria for Cancer Clues

Approaches used for research into the social lives of bacteria can also be used to explore how tumors behave and evolve.

Pictured: Macrophage & Tumor Cells

Snapshot

The Social Behavior of Bacteria Offers New Ideas for Antimicrobial Drug Design

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have discovered how a common bacterium can evolve to become more mobile and easier to get rid of.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

In the Lab

Do Cancer Cell Lines Really Resemble Tumors? Now Researchers Can Tell

A recent study found that the cell lines most commonly used for research on ovarian cancer are not the most suitable.

Pictured: Cancer cell lines

In the Clinic

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Focus on Role of Antibiotics in Stem Cell Transplantation

New studies investigate how the use of antibiotics affects the balance of both harmful and beneficial bacteria in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.

Pictured: Joao Xavier and Eric Pamer