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Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa
The Enemy’s Telltale Mark: Researchers Find Novel Way Body Defends against Harmful Bacteria

MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School Students Receive Fellowships

Annually, GSK awards fellowships to two second-year students and six first-year students based on academic achievement in different elements of the curriculum.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
DNA wrapped around histones
What Is Epigenetics?

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Pictured: Ping Chi
Molecular Studies Provide New Clues about Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Genetic analysis reveals biomarkers and possible drug targets for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Researchers Uncover Potential Target for “Undruggable” Form of Liver Cancer

In taking a new approach to finding treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma, MSK scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for this highly aggressive cancer.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Genetic “Kill Switch” Could Make Cell Therapies Safer

Researchers have engineered a gene into therapeutic cells that allows them to turn off tumor growth if some of the cells become cancerous.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Another Successful Summer Undergraduate Research Program Comes to a Close

Learn about the experiences and accomplishments of the 2014 Gerstner Sloan Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program students during their ten-week course of study.

Friday, September 12, 2014
Pictured: Nematode Worm Embryo
How to Build a Worm, in 3-D High Definition

Stunning movies captured in the lab of computational biologist Zhirong Bao reveal how cells divide, grow, and move around, as in a carefully choreographed dance, during the development of a nematode worm embryo.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Prostate Cancer Organoids Provide New Tool for Evaluating Therapies

Researchers have created tiny structures called organoids from patients’ prostate tumors. These organoids will allow the study of tumors in greater detail and enable correlation of genetic mutations with drug response.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Our First-Year PhD Students

The Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomed its ninth class of PhD students on July 21, 2014.

Monday, August 25, 2014