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Feature

What Is Epigenetics, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Epigenetics is frequently in the news, but there's lots of confusion about just what it entails.

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Finding

Cancer Cells Eat Fat to Grow and Spread

Research conducted in zebrafish shows that melanoma cells have an affinity for fat, and that eating it makes them more aggressive.

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Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.

In the Lab

Scientists Pinpoint a New Cause of Resistance to EGFR-Targeting Drugs

Multiple copies of a gene called YES1 appear to be responsible for certain precision drugs losing their effectiveness.

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Event

2018 MSK Convocation and Commencement Celebrates Distinguished Scientists and Scholars

Degrees were presented and awards were given at the 39th annual ceremony, held on May 30.

Nine Scientists Will Graduate from Gerstner Sloan Kettering in 2018

Nine students will don caps and gowns to celebrate their academic achievements and receive their PhDs from the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK).

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In the Clinic

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Passes Early Milestone

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

Immunofluorescence staining of human lung cancer showing mesothelin (pink) on cancer cells and human T cells (green).

GSK Fifth Biennial Retreat Offers Memorable Presentations and an Opportunity to Learn

On April 27 and 28 at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK) held its fifth biennial retreat for members of the school’s community.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In the Lab

Neutrophil Recruitment — What's Damage Got to Do with It?

Immune cells called neutrophils are the first responders to sites of infection. A new study probes what gets them there.

Wounding a zebrafish tail fin triggers a wave of calcium that signals damage and recruits neutrophils

In Brief

Can You Hear Me Now? Scientists Find Nanoparticles Have a Language of Their Own

Nanoparticles were thought of a silent partner in imaging technologies. They’re now being recognized as an important source of subatomic chatter.

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