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In the Lab

Connecting the Dots: Stem Cells Provide Valuable Tool for Linking Genes and Disease

Researchers are using pluripotent stem cells to create models of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic beta cells

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells

In the Lab

A New Mouse? Genetically Pliable Stem Cells Could Advance Research on Many Diseases

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed a powerful new way to study human disease using stem cells whose genomes can be manipulated at will.

Lab mouse with cultured human pluripotent stem cells

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches New Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology

The new center brings together scientists and clinicians working in various fields who will use the power of imaging to speed research and innovations in cancer care.

Pictured: Jason Lewis, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis & Daniel Heller

In the Lab

Researchers Fast-Forward Stem Cell Aging to Study Degenerative Diseases

A team of Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists has come up with an approach to make stem-cell-derived neurons rapidly age in a cell culture dish. The breakthrough could transform research into Parkinson’s and other late-onset diseases.

Pictured: Stem cell-derived nerve cells exposed to progerin

Snapshot

Pigment-Producing Skin Cells Generated Using Stem Cell Technology

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed innovative ways to study some skin diseases, including melanoma skin cancer.

Pictured: Melanocytes

In the Lab

Researchers Identify Key Element of Nerve Cell Development

Researchers have clarified the process by which developing nerve cells are directed to specialize into distinct parts.

Pictured: Neurons

Q&A

Developmental Biologist Lorenz Studer Comments on the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Methods to generate stem cells have given scientists new ways to study some diseases and identify potential drugs, and could one day be used to rebuild diseased or damaged tissues in patients.

Pictured: Lorenz Studer