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Chromosomes from a human male
How Small Chromosomes Compete with Big Ones for a Cell’s Attention
During meiosis, small chromosomes risk being lost in the shuffle. Here’s how they hold their own.
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New Discovery Explains How the Prostate Gland Regenerates Itself
Androgen-deprivation therapy, a mainstay of prostate cancer treatment, may give prostate cells new growth abilities, scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have found.

Two Sloan Kettering Institute Scientists Elected to Esteemed National Academy of Sciences

Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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Novel Tool Enables Study of Rare Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells
MSK investigators have used a lab tool originally developed to study fly nerve cells to uncover new findings about acute myeloid leukemia.
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Bacteroides bacteria under the microscope
Research Uncovers Details about How Gut Microbes Influence the Immune System
Investigators have shown how gut microbes promote the formation of a type of immune cell called regulatory T cells.
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A drawing of a pancreatic tumor represented as a barren landscape, blood vessels as rivers, and immune cells as ships with ammunition.
Drug Combination Could Boost the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy against Pancreatic Cancer
Studies conducted in mice reveal a potential way to breach the defenses of pancreatic cancer tumors.
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Researchers Discover Stem Cells That May Drive Aggressive Behavior in Glioblastoma
Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.
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An illustration of lung develop alongside tumor evolution
Shape-Shifting Stem Cells Are Key to Cancer Metastasis and Immune Evasion
By assuming primitive regenerative identities, cancer cells gain the adaptability they need to establish tumors in new parts of the body.
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Study Reveals a New Way That Stress and Aging Lead to Alzheimer’s
A targeted approach being developed to treat certain cancers may also be effective for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Researchers Find that Vitamin B6 Contributes to Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells
This research marks the first time researchers have found a connection between vitamin B6 and cancer.