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Announcement

GSK Students Receive Fellowships for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Gerstner Sloan Kettering recognizes student research by annually awarding the Grayer Fellowships, the Olayan Fellowship, the Robert B. Catell Fellowship, the Palestin Fellowship, and the Geoffrey Beene Graduate Student Fellowships.

Finding

Scientists See Potential in Cellular “Death by Iron” for Cancer Treatment

This form of cell death is called ferroptosis, and certain cancer cells are especially vulnerable to it.

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Announcement

2019 GSK Chairman’s Prize Lauds Research to Better Understand Reproductive-Cell-Division Process

Learn about the work of Mehmet Erman Karasu, a recent graduate of the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK), has been awarded the 2019 Chairman’s Prize.

Mehmet Erman Karasu

In the Lab

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.

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In the Lab

“Molecular Origami” Enables Proteins to Serve as Specialized Delivery Vehicles, Study Finds

Scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute have identified a fundamentally new type of protein-sorting system in cells.

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Finding

Sugar Directly Controls a Cancer-Causing Protein, Scientists Find

The discovery suggests a potential new treatment approach for certain cancers.

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Finding

Whether a BRCA Mutation Leads to Cancer Depends on Context, Study Finds

Sometimes a BRCA mutation is just along for the ride, rather than driving a tumor’s development.

Computational biologist Barry Taylor discusses findings of a new study about BRCA genes.

In the Lab

Drug That Hits CAR T Snooze Button Can Quiet a Cytokine Storm

An FDA-approved drug used to treat leukemia can serve as a temporary off switch for CAR T cells, MSK scientists have found.

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In the Lab

Scientists Use CRISPR to Learn How Cells Make Decisions

The genome-editing technique uncovered several genes previously not known to influence embryonic development.

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In the Lab

Research Clarifies How IDH Mutations Cause Cancer

The MSK team’s goal was to get at the underlying defects in cells that these mutations cause.

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