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Cancer Researchers Discover What’s Driving “Brain Fog” in People With COVID-19

A unique collaboration among experts from several areas within MSK leads to findings about how inflammation appears to be driving the neurologic effects seen in some COVID-19 patients. One of the dozens of unusual symptoms that have emerged in COVID-19 patients is a condition that’s informally called “COVID brain” or “brain fog.” It’s characterized by confusion, headaches, … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications for its 2021 Prize for Early-Career, Radically Innovative Cancer Researchers

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications for its 2021 Prize for Early-Career, Radically Innovative Cancer Researchers NEW YORK, OCTOBER 5, 2020 (Business Wire) – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2021 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The prize … Continued

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Tiny Protein Packages Released from Cells May Serve as Biomarkers for Early Blood-Based Cancer Diagnosis

Tiny packets called extracellular vesicles and particles (EVPs), released by cancer and immune cells, contain specific proteins that may serve as reliable biomarkers for diagnosing early-stage cancer, according to investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering. A new study published August 13 in Cell identifies new biomarkers in EVPs that can be used to help discriminate these … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: THE PERSHING SQUARE SOHN CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE AWARDS $4.2M TO SEVEN RISING LEADERS IN CANCER RESEARCH

THE PERSHING SQUARE SOHN CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE AWARDS $4.2M TO SEVEN RISING LEADERS IN CANCER RESEARCH The Pershing Square Sohn Prize Has Supported 46 Cancer Scientists in the New York Life Science Ecosystem by Funding High-Risk, High-Reward Research NEW YORK, JULY 29, 2020 (Business Wire) – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: THE PERSHING SQUARE FOUNDATION AWARDS $3 MILLION TO INNOVATIVE SARS-COV-2 RESEARCH PROJECTS

THE PERSHING SQUARE FOUNDATION AWARDS $3 MILLION TO INNOVATIVE SARS-COV-2 RESEARCH PROJECTS Foundation Supports Leaders in Life Science who have Refocused Work to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic NEW YORK, July 7, 2020 (Businesswire) – The Pershing Square Foundation (the “Foundation”) today announced that it has awarded $3 million to nineteen recipients at ten academic research institutions … Continued

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Why pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is so lethal

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a deadly cancer, killing patients within a year. CSHL Professor Christopher Vakoc and his former postdoc Timothy Somerville discovered how pancreatic cells lose their identity, acquire a deadly new identity, and recruit nearby cells to help them grow, promote inflammation, and invade nearby tissues. This understanding could lead to new … Continued

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Microbe Mappers Are Tracking Covid-19’s Invisible Traces

DURING THE SECOND week of March, as the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, a team of latex-gloved scientists from Cornell Weill Medical School fanned out across Penn Station armed with packs of sterile, long-armed swabs and a tripod-mounted instrument for capturing air samples. In New York City, the 100th person had just tested positive … Continued

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What Does Cancer Metastasis Have to Do with Wound Healing? More than You Might Think

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Venture Capitalists Turn to Science in Search for Next Great Investment

THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS / KARA COLEMAN (NOVEMBER 21, 2019) — Although Silicon Valley is often considered the birthplace of modern entrepreneurial leadership and ideas, scientists across the country are getting attention for groundbreaking work. Investment in health research and development grew 27 percent from 2013 to 2017, for example, and several members of the Pew biomedical … Continued

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Vicious circles: Ring-shaped DNA provides cancer cells with a malignant twist

Science Daily/University of California – San Diego (November 20, 2019) — Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA encodes information, not only in its sequence but also in its shape. Building upon previous revelatory work, a team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego, the UC San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for … Continued

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