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The Future of Cancer: Five Reasons for Optimism

Add a Comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Learn about five hot science areas that are changing the way we understand and treat cancer. read more

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

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, January 22, 2015 A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells. read more

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Spotlight on Pathology: A Key Component of Cancer Care

Add a Comment By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, December 4, 2014 The most effective cancer treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Pathologist Meera Hameed explains the pathologist’s crucial contributions.

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What Is Epigenetics?

1 comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 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. read more

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

Add a Comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, August 7, 2014 Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed a powerful new way to study human disease using stem cells whose genomes can be manipulated at will. read more

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Transplantation Shown to Be Highly Effective in Treating Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

1 comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, July 31, 2014 A study shows that treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) with stem cell transplantation is very effective, especially if done early. read more

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How Cancers Co-opt Our Immune Defenses

Add a Comment By Jennifer Bell, PhD  |  Thursday, June 5, 2014 Researchers are exploring a mysterious population of immune cells that live within tumors and can help the cancer grow and spread. read more

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