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Ari Melnick, M.D.
2017 Jan 05

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

An Ithaca-NYC team has developed a modular immune organoid that can replicate the anatomical structures found within lymph nodes to mimic the early stages of a germinal center, where B cell differentiation and initiation of immunological responses take place during infection. Read more
Photo of Dr. Shahin Rafii
2016 Dec 15

Corrupted tumor blood vessels spawn cancer stem cells

The tumor microenvironment can determine whether cancer cells become aggressive cancer stem cells that are resistant to treatment and cause cancers to come back after therapy, according to a new study by a team of researchers led by Shahin Rafii. Read more
Kristy Richards, M.D., Ph.D.
2016 Dec 09

The P.A.Th. to better models

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have undertaken an ambitious $5 million project to create new model systems that accurately reflect the biology, genetics and tumor-host interactions of difficult-to-treat blood cancers. Read more


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