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How Do Immune Cells Kill Their Prey?

When an immune cell faces a foe, it has more than chemical weapons at its disposal.

An illustration of an immune cell killing a cancer cell, and a snake attacking a mouse

In The Lab

Scientists Home In On “Equation” for Muscle Cell Size

A new study in flies reveals a previously unknown type of cooperation at work in muscle cells.

Mutlinucleated muscle cells from flies

Feature

Beyond Sugar: What Cancer Cells Need to Grow

While sugar gets most of the attention as a cancer fuel, other nutrients can be equally important.

a cartoon of a cancer cell spooning glutamine from a jar

In the Lab

Scientists Rewrite the Textbook of Organ Development, One Cell at a Time

A large study that analyzed nearly 120,000 cells in a developing mouse embryo is full of surprises.

In this fluorescent microscopy image of endoderm tissue from a mouse embryo, cell membranes are red, cell nuclei are blue, and extra-embryonic endoderm cells are green (they appear turquoise because blue and green are merged).

In the News

AACR 2019 Research Roundup: Nanosensors for Cancer, New Immunotherapy Targets, a Road Map of Metastasis, and CAR T Fratricide

Read our key takeaways from the second half of the American Association for Cancer Research’s 2019 annual meeting.

an illustration of cancer metastasis

In the Clinic

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Draws Attention at Annual Cancer Conference

Results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.

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In th Lab

Cellular “Garbage Collectors” Are Key to Cancer’s Growth

A new study suggests a way to target cancer by interfering with its system of waste removal.

A cartoon depicting a cleaning crew

MSK Heroes

From Controversy to Consensus: How Charlotte Friend Changed Cancer Biology

In honor of Women's History Month, meet the scientific hero who shook up cancer research with her unusual findings.

Microbiologist Charlotte Friend

MSK Heroes

Meet Ora Rosen, Who Solved Insulin’s Secrets and Galvanized Molecular Biology

In honor of Women's History Month, meet the scientific hero who helped build MSK's molecular biology program.

Ora Rosen